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Jefferson Airplane — The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil
Album: After Bathing At Baxter's
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4.9

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Total ratings: 90









Released: 1967
Length: 4:26
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If you were a bird and you lived very high,
Knew even the wind as the breeze came by,
Say to the wind as it took you away,
That's where I wanted to go today"
And I do know that I need to have you around
Love like a mountain springtime,
Flashing through the rivers of my mind;
It's what I feel for you.
You and me go walking south
And we see all the world around us,
The colors blind my eyes and my mind to all but you,
And I do know that I need to have you around,
And I do, I do know that I need to have you around.
I have a house where I can go
When there's too many people around me;
I can sit and watch all the people
Down below goin' by me;
Halfway down the stair is a stair
Where I sit and think about you and me;
But I wonder will the sun still see all the people goin'
Will the moon still hang in the sky when I die,
When I die, when I'm high, when I die?
If you were a cloud and you sailed up there,
You sail on water as blue as air,
You'd see me here in the fields and say,
"Doesn't the sky look green today?"
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liked it then and like it now
7=Quite Likeable 

(armadillo)

"After Bathing at Baxter's" was among a handful of the first LPs I bought as a young teen. And was my favorite for a long time. Paul Kantner and Jorma Kaukonen created a truly unique and innovative guitar style together, and Grace and Marty harmonized just like yin and yang. Early Airplane was as hippy as it got. Then Paul and Jorma rocked it old school with Papa John Creach in Hot Tuna.

Now Paul has left us at 74. I feel like old friends are going away this month. Sad to see our Heroes passing by before us. But what fond memories they stir. P.S. Nice of RP to honor Paul with some of his/their earliest and inspired work.


We built this city on . . . what? {#Eh}
 vandal wrote:

1, bloody awful - instant mute

 

Must coincide with the generalized rejection of this
I'm a fan, but this is nothing more than a bunch of noise. And I would never have chosen this to play back then while on acid, good trip or bad.

 coffee-eyes wrote:
This is one bad acid trip. 

Wow.
 
Oh yeah; kinda reminds me of this guy:
Hippie



 capandjudy wrote:
I may get flamed for this but this is my favorite Jefferson Airplane album. One "song" segues into the next and the players are off in new directions e.g. Casady's use of chords on the bass brake in D. I wore my copy out while in high school. I read that the band was trying to capture their live sound in the studio. P.S. The album did not sell well subsequently their next LP, "Crown of Creation" was a series of independent shorter songs which sold much better.

 

Yeah, this used to be my favorite JA album, too.  Taken as a whole, it's much better than just one song played by itself.  But I can understand why this particular song is rated so low.

1, bloody awful - instant mute

This is one bad acid trip. 

Wow.
Have to admit that the only thing going for this is a pile of really good memories (some of the short term ones lost in the process tho)
...reaches for the mute button...
After a great set of songs, this one made me jerk my head up - OUCH.  Painful voice, painful scattershot beat. Painful all around. Let's put this one to bed for good.
Hey man, is this freedom rock?

Ya man!

Well turn it up....

{#Puke}
Big fan of the Jefferson.  But had to generously rate this a 2.
I chuckled at the Sucko-Barfo rating, thinking that it was a bit of hyperbole.  Would anything on RP actually warrant Sucko-Barfo?  Now I know.

Really, couldn't this just go away?
I may get flamed for this but this is my favorite Jefferson Airplane album. One "song" segues into the next and the players are off in new directions e.g. Casady's use of chords on the bass brake in D. I wore my copy out while in high school. I read that the band was trying to capture their live sound in the studio. P.S. The album did not sell well subsequently their next LP, "Crown of Creation" was a series of independent shorter songs which sold much better.

Some rock-and-roll does not age well. This is a great example of that phenomenon. Sucko-barfo for sure.
I'm quite a fan of Airplane (White Rabbit still makes my hair stand on end after all these years, or was that Starship?), but this leaves me cold, sadly. Sometimes there are reasons why obscure tracks are little heard... I love some of the other Airplane that's been played, though, and would sell my first born to hear White Rabbit on here (which is easy for me to say as I don't have any kids :)).

Oh far out man, totally psychodelically groovy man!

 Misterfixit wrote:
Oh far out man, totally psychedelically groovy man!

 

Yeah, buddy . . .
WOW!  I used to check this ALBUM out of the LIBRARY back around 1970.  Bathing at Baxter's.   Phew, some time ago!

I remember Grace's voice was a LITTLE annoying on this one.
Oh far out man, totally psychedelically groovy man!

Not one of my favorite Airplane songs, but it's nice to hear every once in a while.
The confused years...  {#Eek} {#Stupid}  {#Sunny}
Excellent! RP continues to amaze. 10
And the good set died. =( Barf.
No man is an island...he's a peninsula.