Go Ride The Music/West Pole - with Jefferson Airplane / Quicksilver Messenger Service /etc. 2 x DVDs (special)
By no means a perfect document, still, this two programs from 1969. Go Ride The Music features 7 songs by the Jefferson Airplane just as Spencer left and drummer Joey Covington joined. So, the Airplane just after their peak 3 years or so, but only JUST after and still doing Volunteers material. Also included are 4 Quicksilver tracks.
West Pole was hosted by Ralph J. Gleason and was "an essay on the San Francisco scene, featuring national and local favorites". On this one is Ace of Cups, Grateful Dead, the Jeffersons, Sons of Champlin, Steve Miller Band and Quicksilver. Total time for both programs is just under 2 hours.
"It's nice to have the Airplane in its entirety, along with QMS, with a clean, clear picture. Although it's not my favorite Airplane performance, it's a fascinating look at when they were at the height of their power, as a band and individually. Each member holds a commanding presence, self-assured and comfortable of their role and collective sound. Marty and Jorma, in particular, are full of testosterone here, like a good rock star should be. Joey adds the new dynamic, the new energy, the power "rock" drummer who is now the focal point for the band, that Grace, Marty and particularly Jorma encircle around, feed off and respond to. Paul and Jack are on either side in the background, but one can't deny how crucial they are to the overall sound. Sound quality itself is still so-so. I can detect no difference in the extrapolated stereo to the mono."-Robert Piercy
- Format TypeNTSC
- Region CodingAll Region