Blows Against the Empire
LP by Paul Kantner - Jefferson Starship
Studio Recordings - 1 CD
RCA 1970 11/??
Though Dead members contributed to many albums by San Francisco artists, this one is singled out as THE anthem of the early '70s. The first release from the all-star Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra
, it features some of the best
feedback sounds recorded, as all-out noise, and also within the more delicate context of a song.
Wally Heider's Studio, 4/70
Paul Kantner - guitar, vocals, banjo, bass machine
Grace Slick - piano, vocals
Harvey Brooks - bass
Jack Casady - bass
Joey Covington - drums, congas
David Crosby - guitar, vocals
David Freiberg - vocals
Jerry Garcia -
guitar on "XM" and "Starship", banjo on "Let's GTogether", pedal steel on "Have You Seen The Stars Tonite"
Mickey Hart - percussion on "XM", drums on "Have You Seen The Stars Tonite"
Peter Kaukonen - guitar
Bill Kreutzmann - drums on "Let's
Graham Nash - congas, vocals