Blows Against the Empire is a concept album by Paul Kantner, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, released under the name Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship. Jun 06, · Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire Audio Preview Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire by Jefferson Starship. Publication date B5 XM B6 Starship Bass – Harvey Brooks Guitar – Jerry Garcia Vocals – David Crosby, David Freiderg, Graham Nash. Jan 06, · I just bought this a week before Paul Kantner left us. What a work of art! With background and vocals of Jerry Garcia and David Crosby helping out Kantner and Grace Slick, this first solo by Kantner tells the story of the people hijacking a starship to leave the earth and its wars behind/5().
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Please try again later. This album from Jefferson Starship is worth the money for just the first track alone. That track opens this space rock opera which is Paul Kantner's fantasy of the young generation hijacking a starship and XM - Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire for greener pastures El Nuevo Deal - Hood P.* - T.H.C.
Mixtape (File, Album) else in the Universe, because "Amerika hates her crazies". The remainder of the original 10 tracks are not as aggressive as "Mau Mau". They are mostly folk-rock, featuring vocal harmonies familiar from Life Is A Carnival - The Band - Rock Of Ages (SACD, Album) recordings.
Several are built on Grace Slick's piano talent which employs a technique developed from previous work with Nicky Hopkins. There are 5 bonus tracks: 2 demos, 1 featuring alternate lyrics, 1 live performance and 1 of sound effects.
But the meat is in the original These need to be considered and listened to as a whole rather than as separate songs. The story presented was very appropriate for the early 70's, when many young people could think of nothing better than finding a way to change, or escape from, the miserable world we lived in at the time. Frankly, it still resonates with me because I don't see that there has been much improvement in government and society since then.
I would like to just focus on one aspect of this album - the role of the piano in the second half of the piano. To my ear, the entire 'starship' side sounds like a work for piano with progressive rock band. Graces Slick is not, in most reviews, given enough credit for the rhythmic and melodic drive which underlies all of the tracks. I don't know who "wrote" the music she played but she certainly owned it.
If you concentrate on the piano in each of the tracks the underlying framework is clear. Music Machine - Various - Crush The Nation lyrics are a product of a time and place about which much could be and has been said. The music, especially the powerful and continuing piano line, goes beyond place and time. Buy this just to listen to that and you will be happy, I think.
I just bought this a week before Paul Kantner left us. What a work of art! With background and vocals of Jerry Garcia and David Crosby helping out Kantner and Grace Slick, this first solo by Kantner tells the story of the people hijacking a starship to leave the earth and its wars behind.
Awesome chord structures and engineering. This is a classic everyone should be aware of. This sent the orginal resistence message to the status quo here! The XM - Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire folks desided nothing was being done to help our parents understand the mess corporate and rightwing adventurous had gotten are country involved in, the songs represent stories in the news everyday for years.
If XM - Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire want to know what the young were thinking then? Listen to albums like these, they carry a trove of insight, my generations message in jar! Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. I'm not going to slam this album like others. It's not just the music but the era it came out of. The San Francisco scene was a time that won't be repeated. This was a time when being a liberal was a cool, certainly not the case of today's haters. I think the youndster liberals of today are angry that they never experienced those good old days, the old ones want to XM - Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire those days back.
Sorry, not going to happen. Ok, now the album Seven thousand Gypsies swing together all [in the name of the weather] last part is not quite right but this hi-jacking of a Starship and driving through the stars is just a great album. It was written in SF with an All Star cast not yet recognized. It holds up today as fresh as back then. There are even references to Nixon.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Track Listing. Mau Mau Amerikon. The Baby Tree. Rosalie Sorrels. Let's Go Together. Paul Kantner. A Child Is Coming. Grace Slick.
Kantner used it, extrapolating on the name of his current band, Jefferson Airplane, to refer to Blows's science fiction concept: A bunch of left-wing hippies closely resembling his San Francisco Bay Area compatriots hijack a government-built starship and head off to re-start the human race on another planet.8/ All of which made 'Blows' the single most inevitable album on this list and the record that in many ways Paul was put on this 'planet' to write (you may notice that this is the end of a great prolific run of albums that stretches back to 'After Bathing At Baxters' in ; never again will Paul be in quite such charge of the Jefferson craft). Starship Lyrics: What you gonna do when you feel your lady rollin' / How you gonna feel when you see your lady strollin' / On the deck of the starship / With her head hooked into Andromeda / C'mon.
The Airplane Family & Friends To Perform "Blows Against the Empire" at Newton Theatre of Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship masterpiece “Blows Against the Empire," in celebration of the late.
Sep 20, · This is a lost classic. Featuring an all star cast of West Coast musicians such as Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington, Jack Cassady, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, David Crosby, Graham Nash - this album personifies the Haight Ashbury spirit of the 60's/5(). Find album credit information for Blows Against the Empire - Paul Kantner, Jefferson Starship on AllMusic. Find album credit information for Blows Against the Empire - Paul Kantner, Jefferson Starship on AllMusic Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship Blows Against the Empire. Add to Custom List. Add to My Collection. AllMusic Rating.8/
Jul 26, · Blows Against the Empire, an Album by Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship. Released in October on RCA Victor (catalog no. LSP ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock. Featured peformers: Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals, banjo, bass, producer), Grace Slick (piano, vocals)/5(37).
Over the months, they’d eventually call themselves the Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra (PERRO, for short), but here they called themselves Jefferson Starship. With Kantner calling the shots, they started recording that fall. Blows Against the Empire is split into two sort-of concepts, one on each side of the original vinyl record. The first half is set here on Earth, the second in space. Sep 23, · Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship "Blows Against The Empire" **** Paul Kantner's passing last January went relatively unnoticed as music fans were still striving to come to terms with another loss, that of David Bowie a few days earlier.
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