Volunteers Of The PastDecember 17 2010 at 1:41 PM
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First of all: I don't think George will answer this, as he seems to avoid questions about his old site.
But I'll do my best to explain the low rating.
Like many albums of the late 60's, this album can be labeled with the (dreaded) word "dated". It was made specifically for a certain group of people during a certain era with no attempt to have a meaning that is long-term or lasting. Yet what sets this album apart from many others is that while some decided to "fuse" music with politics , Jefferson Airplane almost replaces music with politics. Melodies are suddenly much less catchy and memorable, and the vocals are sloppy and seem rushed. This is what George would call "inadequate", where JA sounds like they are trying to build up an image of being (in George's words) "political leaders of the youth movement" rather than being musicians, which is what they were. Had George reviewed this 40 years ago, it would most likely have scored much higher, but looking back on it 40 years later it has become an album with dated lyrics and weak melodies (compared to previous efforts) with little reasons to purchase except for perhaps nostalgia purposes.
It all depends on how you look at it. What you see as simplistic, he sees as rambling and primitive. And what you see as a descriptions of the simplistic radical, he sees as attempts at trying to be political leaders.
Hopefully that made some kind of sense...
- you got it - jazzrock fan on Dec 21, 2010, 11:04 AM