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- Listening Length: 3 hours
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 Dec. 1999
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SPX3MW
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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).Read more ›
I feel like this is a "first draft" copy that has yet to have the "meat" added. Disappointing.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another tale of sex, and drugs and rock and roll. Quite well written and on the face of it very honest but how much is just to outrage a can't say.Published 18 days ago by Mr. Peter Crosland
This is a very entertaining read.Can not give a proper review at this time as I have only just started reading this book.Published 7 months ago by Ray
A great memoir though drags in tiny parts. Nevertheless well worth a reD.Published 15 months ago by B. Wood