The JA has always fascinated me. At their peak, 67-69 they were the Top Grossing, most ass-kicking band around. They took, and crushed all comers.
For those of you aficionados, you know that their music is practically second to none. I mean the musicianship, the players, the songcraft, the instrumentation is High Quality.
Their live performances were nothing short of sensory Armageddon.
And yet now? Only a memory. There anti-establishment slant may have had something to do with them being relegated into a narrow genre of "past psychedelic offerings".
Certainly they were also self-destructive. But man, where is their recognition today? Too advanced for mainstream America. Too crazy for mainstream America. Not saleable "Ted Nugent" crazy,
No, they were The underside of psychedelic America Crazy. The voice of all the Freaks.
"...and when your fingers find her she drowns you in her body, carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind..."