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Somebody to Love? Audio Download – Abridged

3.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Not to much to say really other than disappointing.Maybe I ask to much of Rock autobiographies but there just wasn't enough funny stories and stuff for me.Glad to finish really as Grace talks a load of cobblers about Pandas and animals.
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In a time where rock and roll was reined exclusively by heady testosterone, when the vast majority of female singers were either popstrels or folksy songbirds, Grace Slick was the first female rocker whose flamboyant style and notorious countenance equalled that of any of her male counterparts. Somebody to Love recounts Slick's long journey from posh socialite to counterculture goddess. With unabashed candour and a tremendous sense of humour, Grace flashes back to the halcyon days of the late 60's when her unique talents soared Jefferson Airplane to the top of the charts.
The beautiful, extrovert Slick was invited to join Jefferson Airplane after replacing the band's original lead singer. Grace brought both "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" to the already popular group's hit list and the rest is history. She recalls her drug-dazed and alcoholic-soaked performances, as well as her relationships with rock and roll royalty such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix and Crosby Stills & Nash. She provides an intimate time capsule into the Triple Crown of rock and roll festivals -- Woodstock, Monterey Pop and Altamont (Airplane is the only rock band to play at all three).
Fear not, her autobiography also chronicles her many lovers, including the sexual escapades with her bandmates (she bedded all except one); her long-term relationship with Paul Kantner and the legendary one nighter with Jim Morrison ("It was like making love to a floating art form with eyes.").
Grace, who has had nearly as many arrests as paramours, discusses her penchant for sassing cops, and her aborted visit to the Nixon White House with Abbie Hoffman (they intended to spike the President's tea with LSD).
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As an avid reader of 60s rock autobiographies, I was thrilled to find this gem! The first few chapters were ok and at least engaged me a bit. I flicked through the rest hoping for something to interest me.

I feel like this is a "first draft" copy that has yet to have the "meat" added. Disappointing.
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Great Read quite a dude is Grace; some of her views are often testoterone-flavoured it seems ... one of the greatest voices ever operatic and yes I wish in older years she had gone into Opera ... reading this book made me loop White Rabbit and Someone To Love on my computer and rediscover the entire Oeuvre of The Plane including Hot Tuna et al .... what a Lady!
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The life story of Rock's greatest singer - Grace Slick's voice is the sound of 60's and 70's American Rock, along with the thunder of the Airplane (in all its guises).
This book is a gentle retelling of her life - in her own words, from the early "posh" middle-class well-behaved young lady, through the turbulent years of the 60's, to the 1990s when she has retired and is more concerned with the welfare of rabbits than singing about them...
Lots of detail of lovers and arrests and friends and tours and lunatic behaviour.
But... what about the music? There is very little about how she felt singing and playing on stage (or in rehersal) with the Airplane. Surely one of the most accomplished bands on the planet, with an astonishing sound (just listen to Casady's megalithic bass-lines, or Kaukonen startling lead guitar - and what about the telepathic harmony sound between Kantner and Slick) - would generate some kind of comment? As some one who has played in a band, and who knows that when it clicks, the music transcends simple playing along and becomes something bigger than the sum of its parts - and takes on a life of its own... I would have loved to know how it felt like to be with the Airplane.
But 5 stars anyway - this IS Grace Slick after all. I hope she is still able to "feed her head" now and again... even if only with glorious memories.
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I read this in 24 hours or so, so to say it's okay is perhaps a bit harsh. I wanted more juice. While she does tell you about Jim Morrison, etc. She still skipped some as I know she was involved in things like David Crosbys intervention and she didn't talk about that..
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Loved the Airplane and most of the Kantner/Slick stuff (but not Starship - turned into a mainstream AOR horror, which Grace herself appears to partly admit). But hated this book - guess you have to empathise with someone to enjoy their memoirs, and right from the outset, I found it very difficult to like this person. Was she actually in the band? Did she feel connected with the music at all? I'm sure she did, but from this book, it felt like she just turned up from time to time. I'd say hippy daze maybe to blame, but there seems to be just a vacuum here, no real emotion (if you discount "I want THAT one", alternately, around the band). Sorry Grace - looks like we just weren't right for each other!
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I read this book to add my knowledge after reading the Graham Nash biography. It is a quicj and easy read. It not only gives you a true flavour of the period of the bands but also the lifestyle of a well to do middle class american youngster growing up
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