old man down wrote:You just reminded me of the intro riff to Starship on that album. Classic Jerry.
You just reminded me of Jerry's work on the second half of that album, which is a hell of a lot better than his work on MauMau. Some of his spaceiest (pun intended) peadal steel work going.
Tennessee Jedi wrote:
Didnt they call themselves the "Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra" ? A loose group of San Fran musicians?
Blows Against the Empire is a classic - theres a line on the album that says something like "Cocaine for Free ".
I think thats the album where Garcia is credited with playing "Insect Fear" - whatever that means.
Its related to David Crosbys solo album somehow...
I havent listened to either album in years.
1. Yeah, the outtakes used to be on GDLive.com, when it was arround. Good acoustic solo version of Loser, some Crosby Stuff.
2. More than a couple lines about that, and other subtances. The album was a gatefold that had a black inner cover, with a giant face of paul with leaves of MJ as hair foil stamped with stars and planets.
3. Probably -- they used all shorts of stuff to get the spaceship effect.
4. DC's solo album was recorded at the same time, using many of the same people (Jer, Gace & Paul). The Cros himself is on Blows, and maybe Nash also. Peter and Jorma Kakouen as well.
Such a great album, found it in my pop's collection on an eigth grade snow day. The ogrinal album also came with a 'pamphlet', that described how the starship was going to be hijacked, the number of certian professions that would be required etc, flushed out the plot. Might have to listen to it tonight. Also the only peice of music to win a Hugo sci-fi award.