Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jefferson Airplane Bless Its Pointed Little Head

Bless Its Pointed Little Head is a live album by Jefferson Airplane recorded at both the Fillmore East and West in the fall of 1968 and released in 1969. Five songs on the album had not appeared on any of the band's previous studio recordings. The songs that did appear on previous albums, however, are now completely transformed into much heavier versions. Highlights of the album include Jack Casady's walking line bass playing which dominates the entire set and the blues number "Rock Me Baby" which is a harbinger of Casady's and Kaukonen's later band "Hot Tuna".

Side One

1. "Clergy" – 1:32
2. "3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds" (Marty Balin) - 4:37
3. "Somebody to Love" (Darby Slick) - 3:46
4. "Fat Angel" (Donovan) - 7:29
5. "Rock Me Baby" (Traditional / Arranged by Jefferson Airplane) - 7:40

Side Two

1. "The Other Side of This Life" (Fred Neil) - 6:35
2. "It's No Secret" (Marty Balin) - 3:22
3. "Plastic Fantastic Lover" (Marty Balin) - 3:40
4. "Turn Out the Lights" (Paul Kantner / Jack Casady / Jorma Kaukonen / Grace Slick / Spencer Dryden) - 0:58
5. "Bear Melt" (Paul Kantner / Jack Casady / Jorma Kaukonen / Grace Slick / Spencer Dryden) - 11:06

CD Remaster Bonus Tracks:

1. "Today" (Marty Balin / Paul Kantner)
2. "Watch Her Ride" (Paul Kantner)
3. "Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon" (Paul Kantner)

* Marty Balin -- Vocals / Bass
* Jack Casady -- Rhythm Guitar / Bass
* Spencer Dryden -- Drums / Percussion
* Paul Kantner -- Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
* Jorma Kaukonen -- Lead Guitar / Vocals
* Grace Slick -- Vocals

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