Kind Coasters
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
1 Mau Mau (Amerikon)6:35Covington / Kantner / Slick
2 The Baby Tree1:43Rosalie Sorrels
3 Let's Go Together4:21Paul Kantner
4 Child is Coming6:19Crosby / Kantner / Slick
5 Sunrise1:53Grace Slick
6 Hijack8:16Balin / Blackman / Kantner / Slick
7 Home:36Kantner / Nash / Sawyer
8 Have You Seen the Stars Tonite3:41Crosby / Kantner
9 XM1:24Garcia / Hart / Kantner / Sawyer
10 Starship7:04Balin / Blackman / Kantner / Slick
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 Go Together"
Graham Nash - congas, vocals
Phil Sawyer