In the album title "After Bathing At Baxter's" by Jefferson Airplane, who was Baxter?
#117628. Asked by star_gazer. (Sep 19 10 4:35 AM)
According to their biography, it was LSD:|
I just finished reading "Got A Revolution" (Jefferson Airplane bio) and read that Grace Slick did the vocals for the animated Sesame Street counting segments. I had to check youtube to see if somebody had posted it, and sure enough, here it is. Major flashbacks ... They are a strange band to get used to--at least, they were for me, from the perspective of checking them out a decade or so down the line. Maybe if you lived it...
Anyway, 'Surrealistic Pillow' is their most accessible, and most popular, album. My personal favorite, however, is "After Bathing At Baxter's". As I mentioned above, I just finished reading a bio on the band, and I read that the name 'Baxter' was a code word among the members for LSD. So the translation for the album would be "After Taking LSD." Apparently they were trying to capture on vinyl the whole chemical experience. It is an incredibly trippy album, and it does take some getting used to, but when you do, it's amazing. The lyrics are first rate, as is the musicianship (particularly Jack Cassidy's bass playing). Yes, Grace's voice is brilliant, but so is Marty Balin's (at least I think so).
If you're just starting, however, try 'Pillow' first. Or their 1970 compilation 'The Worst of Jefferson Airplane'. It gives a pretty good over view.
Got a Revolution!
The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane
by Jeff Tamarkin, Jann Wenner, Paul Kantner
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