Monday, September 26, 2011

Best Bay Area Albums Of All Time: #3

After the release of the massively influential and successful Surrealistic Pillow, the members of Jefferson Airplane complained the record did not represent their “true sound.” While their live shows were marked by far more experimentation, both with music and drugs, Surrealistic Pillow manages to distill the band’s vivid psych-rock style (and the entire Sixties counterculture) into the three-to-four-minute pop songs that sent this album rocketing into the Top 10. However, it’s more than just a historical artifact--these are some of the prettiest, trippiest, and most rockin’ songs ever recorded.

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