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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