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Jefferson Airplane — 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds (live)
Album: Bless Its Pointed Little Head
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 509









Released: 1969
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Do away with people blowin' my mind
Do away with people wastin' my precious time
Take me to a simple place
Where I can easily see my face
Maybe baby, I'll see that you were kind
Know I love you baby, yes I do
Know I love you baby, yes I do

Do away with people laughin' at my hair
Do away with people frownin' on my precious cares
Take me to a circus tent
Where I can easily pay my rent
And all the other freaks will share my cares
Know I love you baby, yes I do
Know I love you baby, yes I do

Do away with things that come on obscene
Like hot rods, pre-cleaned real fine nicotine
Sometimes the price is sixty-five dollars
Prices like that make a grown man holler
'Specially when it's sold by a kid who's only fifteen
Know I love you baby, yes I do
Know I love you baby, yes I do
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 kevrey wrote:
I used really like them when I was in high school. Now I listen to this and I feel like my parents back then. Noise and screeching, disjointed voices. 
 

Lighten up, Grandpa! ........go burn one!
I used really like them when I was in high school. Now I listen to this and I feel like my parents back then. Noise and screeching, disjointed voices. 
 KudaRey wrote:
WTF? Only a 5.8? Gotta be some kind of generational thing. This was seriously rocking 50+ years ago.
 

Which is why I just boosted it to an 8. 
WTF? Only a 5.8? Gotta be some kind of generational thing. This was seriously rocking 50+ years ago.
That bass was off the hook!
Rockin with my brothers and sisters
And once again another thanks Bill!   Jormaaaaa!!!  And that bass player whoever he is.
Thank you Bill!!!  And this segues into Trouble No More! Yes!
Summer of '68 Central Park free concert at the band shell, Ten Years After, Buddy Guy and the Airplane with Papa John Creech. What a fucking afternoon that was...
 deepwoodskev wrote:
How the hell do you go from something as jamming as this to "We Built this City."

Listen to those kick-ass drums and bass! 

 

Your post pretty much sums up the big mystery of Jefferson Airplane/Starship for me. Were they just desperate for money at the end? 

This is pretty damned energetic but I'll take the studio version every time. 
How the hell do you go from something as jamming as this to "We Built this City."

Listen to those kick-ass drums and bass! 
 daveesh wrote:
i guess you had to be there.

 
Hey!  I was there.  But this one does not stand the test of time so I'm with you Daveesh.
The fervency & confident verve that made groups like this & U2 famous can still resonate now, as was before and ever shall be, amen!
i guess you had to be there.
 papaman wrote:
From back in the day when this was cool...long before soccer moms ruined it for everyone.
 
That's cool, soccer moms or no.

I guess I'm just a "hater."


From back in the day when this was cool...long before soccer moms ruined it for everyone.

Rented Fly Jefferson Airplane from Netflix. It was surprisingly very interesting and well produced. Both the audio and video were of very good quality.
Starting at a generous 1 out of 10.
Now we getting somewhere - 8  {#Drummer}
Thistle wrote:
GREAT BASS PLAYING! And for the record... all the vocals are fine.
I always thought that Jack Casady owned this album. He is front and center in the mix. What a sound!!!
This one has a unique rating pattern, doesn't it? Both loved and hated, which to me has the mark of real greatness. I didn't like this album when it came out, but it grew on me...these guys never sounded live like their first two albums, and what you hear on this song is just what they were live. Jack and Jorma moving things along, and the dissonant vocal combination of Grace and Marty - who each had their moments/it went both ways - and when they had this thing going well, they were cookin'.
More Jefferson Airplane, please! I love the energy in Grace's voice.
Orange wedge anyone?? Just kidding... but it was a different story back then. RP what a great place to hang out.
Heh, I got the first 4 rating. But seriously folks, I love this song, but this version is just so loose as to lose what made the song great in the first place. It's got some great riffs, and they're nearly lost in this mix. I saw them do this tune in Berkeley about 17 years ago, and Marty spoiled it then too by shouting out "three fifths of a mile in ten fucking seconds" every time. That got old real quick. Please put the Surrealistic Pillow version in this one's place.
Nice to hear the frenzied sound of music as I'd snuck listens to from the "forbidden stations" of my youth... but they do have some better-sung and produced vehicles of it, for example, Crown of Creation, or Blows Against the Empire...wow...Can we, Bill, please?
It's so nice to hear something from JA besides Somebody to Love. The original studio version of this song was on Surrealistic Pillow. I had completely forgotten about this live version.
My ex father-in-law went out with Grace Slick in the early 60's, before she joined the Airplane. He said she was a nice, shy Jewish girl and he was so bored he never went out with her again. His loss!!
Do any bands still play like this? :bananajam:
GREAT BASS PLAYING! And for the record... all the vocals are fine.
Originally Posted by gillespp: What is this problem with Grace Slick? I've loved her voice ever since I first heard it (when Surrealistic Pillow came out).
I agree with you. Actually, it's Balin that needs to shut up. Talk about annoying vocals. Whoever told him that shouting equalled singing should be shot, or at least forced to take the brown acid.
What is this problem with Grace Slick? I\'ve loved her voice ever since I first heard it (when Surrealistic Pillow came out).
Nice jam. If only we could shut Grace Slick up. Ick.
Wotta track. That whole live ellpee Bless It\'s Pointed Little Head, is a gem. The band cooks like crazy on this tune -- I can only imagine being there to see them. You\'re right Bill, Jack Casaday is an incredible bassist, helping to drive the music, rather than merely provide a passive low end sound. Amazing interplay between Jorma and him as evidenced on this tune. Those two were the musical engine of that band.
If 60 miles per hour is 1 mile per minute, then 1 mile in 10 seconds is 360 miles per hour, and 3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds is 3/5 times 360 or 216 miles per hour. Also remember: 186,000 miles per second: IT\'S THE LAW!