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“Lather”Jefferson Airplane

The inspiration for this trip to the Desert Island Jukebox was a recent list of the Greatest Albums Made By Women. Greg thought it was an injustice to omit Jefferson Airplane's frontwoman, Grace Slick. He declares that hers was the voice of the Summer of Love through songs like "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit." In 1968's "Lather," Grace showcases her playful side while asking why openness to new ideas and new experiences needs to be sacrificed at the altar of adulthood. He thinks the song holds up, and applies to anybody dealing with adulthood today.

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Jefferson Airplane In a cosmic coincidence fitting for a psychedelic rock song, two founding members of Jefferson Airplane died recently on the same day: January 28. Signe Toly Anderson, the group's original lead singer, died at the age of 74. She sang on the band's 1966 debut album Jefferson Airplane Takes Off before leaving the group to be replaced by Grace Slick. Rhythm guitarist and singer Paul Kantner also died that day. Greg credits Kantner as being the anchor of the group, harmonizing in between Slick and Marty Balin and holding the group together instrumentally amid the psychedelic chaos. Kantner also co-wrote some of Jefferson Airplane's most well-known songs like "Wooden Ships", "Volunteers", and much of the After Bathing at Baxter's album. He was a true visionary, exploring utopian ideals and themes of interstellar travel, especially in the underrated early years of Jefferson Starship. In honor of his passing, Greg plays Kantner's A.A. Milne and Fred Neil referencing composition "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil."

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