Surrealistic Pillow

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
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Based on 2 reviews
1967 Ratings: #25 / 58
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1967 Ratings: #18
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The History of The Albums – n° 330

While we often lump things together around the California dream, we have to go back to the mid-1950s to understand the roots that would lead to the West Coast counter culture. The most significant of the nuclei was in the Bay Area, specifically in San Francisco when the beatniks arrived, ticking off the time bomb and upsetting almost everything in their path. While the beaniks operated in the shadows during the latter half of the 1950s like a slowly ... read more

Jefferson Airplane is a psychedelic rock/ folk group formed in the 60s in San Francisco (shout out to the Bay!) led by Marty Balin and Paul Kantner. This is their breakout record and I had fun with this one for sure. I don't know what it is, but it just sounds so San Francisco to me. Something about their energy and sound. I love the bold introduction with the driving drums and the joint, interplaying vocals with Marty and the talented Grace Slick. Grace contributes her ... read more

We have an interesting album here: psychedelic rock during the counterculture era of San Francisco, a primary location for fighting the system with youth/drug energy. I love the introduction's song structure, as the project rolls in with driving toms and a fun bass lick. Grace Slick's vocals add a whole lot to the listening experience, when harmonizing with Marty or at the forefront of Somebody to Love. My Best Friend sounds like something out of the Beatles discography; ... read more
I enjoyed this album very much but my problem with it is that it doesn't need to be almost an hour long. I enjoyed most the songs on here, especially White Rabbit, I just feel like there is to much filler.
They saw my Instagram story so I must give it a good score.
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Added on: February 3, 2013