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In Reply to: RE: White Rabbit, vocals posted by slapshot on March 15, 2017 at 17:35:18
is that she credits SKETCHES OF SPAIN as an influence.
The ersatz-flamenco rhythm was a big part of the song's easy to like strangeness.
She could really sing. I am not surprised by the isolation, I think her expressiveness came through just fine within the full band.
No question, a GREAT performance. JA do not get the credit they deserve as musicians and songwriters.
and, SOS may have influenced her but there's a strong Middle Eastern cadence/feel in there that predates
much of the terminology we use to describe music. Early music, et al.
They were a helluva band and their music pre Starship just manages to sound better with each passing
year whereas most post Red Octopus material sounds more tired and dated.
Grace Slick was a voice for the ages.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
Kinda like a Bolero.
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