Grace Slick, The Great Society
Media Condition: VG+
Sleeve Condition: VG
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic, Acid, Garage
Notes: 2x LP. Sticker in left corner on cover.
If you like: Jefferson Airplane, you can hear the original versions of “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”.
About: Live recordings of 1966 performances at The Matrix in San Francisco reveal the origins of Jefferson Airplane’s two most popular songs, as well as introduce The Great Society’s take on early psychedelia with the popular “Sally Go Round the Roses”. The garage-band quality of the recording contrasts with the clarity of Slick’s strong vocal treatments and offers a glimpse into some of her youthful experimentation prior to her time in Jefferson Airplane.
Why it’s worth your time: This album reveals the raw edges of the then burgeoning San Francisco psychedelic scene in a particularly organic way.
A favorite track: Often As I May