Quicksilver Messenger Service formed during San Francisco's rock explosion, with bands like Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. This debut album includes songs that typify their style, such as "Dino's Song" and the sumptuous, "Gold and Silver."
The title track is the first song on Quicksilver's third album. It opens with rushing piano played by renowned session musician, Nicky Hopkins, featured throughout this album, but soon shifts to a bouncing, Bo Diddley beat that the band is known for.
"What About Me" is the fifth Quicksilver Messenger Service album released in late 1970. This varied collection of songs ranges from soulful blues to country, folk and psychedelic rock, with dreamy vocals, dripping with echo on the title track.
One of the most experimental albums by Jefferson Airplane, After Bathing at Baxter's conveys the sound and spirit of the psychedelic era that shaped the group. Exemplary songs include "The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil" and "Watch Her Ride."
The Airplane’s final concerts of the ‘70s are memorialized on this album that they recorded on tour in Chicago and at the Winterland Arena in the band’s home city, San Francisco. One standout is the opener, Paul Kantner’s “Have You Seen the Saucers.”
Crown Of Creation was a commercial success, breaking the top ten in the album charts. The band’s sound continued to evolve into heavier rock with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady’s potent teamwork most evident on songs like “House At Pooneil Corners.”
The last studio album Jefferson Airplane recorded during their main period of activity, Long John Silver highlights the complex interplay of Jorma Kaukonen's wah-wah guitar and Papa John Creach’s sweet violin on rousing songs like “Eat Starch Mom.”
Volunteers embodied the revolutionary political ideas of many young people in 1969 with the album’s strident opening and closing tracks, “We Can Be Together” and the title song. In contrast, “Good Shepherd” and “Wooden Ships” are moody and pristine.