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The best compilation ever,
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Truly representative of a great body of work from the Airplane before they mutated into that dreadful Starship. This is aa much more comprehensive compilation than "Worst of" and similar single disc offerings. They miss the essential "Fat Angel", "Rejoyce", "Eat Starch Mom" and "Eskimo Blue Day". Now I like the short Levi commercials and the rest of it really captures the vibe of the summer of love, psychedelia and all of the decadent sixties. The guitar work is archetypal west coast - transendental.
Airplane are still a great unknown to many Brits, even those of us that were around for the sixties. They're so much more than "Somebody to Love", "White Rabbit" and "Plastic Fantastic Love" - the latter not being a favourite of mine but everyone else seems to love it. Their lyrics are strange and subjects dealt with offbeat and surreal. Airplane go out of their way to avoid pigeonholes and definitions. They end up in rabbitholes and halucinations - much more interesting territories.