Rolling Stone Issue 92
Dated September 30, 1971. Jefferson Airplane on the cover.
The Airplane has now been an entity for 6 full years.
During those 6 years, Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady have also formed Hot Tuna, they are joined by Papa John Creech who is now a member of both bands. According to Jorma, Hot Tuna was formed to fill the long gaps between Airplane albums.
Grace Slick & Paul Kantner now have a baby girl named China. At this time, Marty Balin has departed.
Their new album entitled Bark has just been released, it has already been certified Gold.
When it came time to renegotiate their contract with RCA, Paul Kantner held out for a new house. RCA bought him one on the beach, now worth over $100,000 & it also has a recording studio attached.
The band got a gold record for White Rabbit. Grace installed it under the lid of their toilet so the boys could look at it when relieving themselves.
James Taylor had to cancel a gig at Carnegie Hall after cutting his hand with a power saw.
The Steve Miller Band is scheduled for their first European Tour this fall.
Robert Wyatt, the drummer for the group Soft Machine has departed & has been replaced with Phil Howard.
Ex Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower has formed a new band that includes ex Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker.
Alice Cooper will have a full sized working gallows as part of his next tour.
Iggy has left The Stooges to work on a solo project. Kim Fowley is in negotiation to join the band.
New Riders drummer Spencer Dryden is a new dad, the boys name…Jessie James Dryden.
Diana Ross is set to begin filming Lady Sings the Blues in November.
Ads for groups or albums this issue:
Moby Grape - 20 Granite Creek
Ten Years After - A Space in Time
Butterfield Blues Band - Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin
James Brown - Hot Pants
Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage
Shuggie Otis - Freedom Flight
Ian & Sylvia -
The Mothers - Fillmore East
In the end, the most pertinent thing to be said about Zappa, is that probably for all he knows about music, he lacks the talent to write a song like, oh, say, Louie Louie…Lester Bangs
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin - My Goal’s Beyond
This album is quietly beautiful, certainly McLaughlin’s best so far. His solos on the first side reveal an awesome technique, & an overriding concern with shimmering melodic substance & harmonic ingenuity. And Follow Your Heart & Peace Two are two of the prettiest tunes you are likely to hear…Bob Palmer
Other albums reviewed:
Merle Haggard - Someday We’ll Look Back
Sir Douglas Quintet - The Return of Doug Saldana
Big Brother & The Holding Company - How Hard It Is
Climax Blues Band
Helen Reddy - I Don’t Know How TO Love Him
Paul Stookey - Paul And
Southern Comfort - Frog City
John Lee Hooker - Coast to Coast
Mike heron - Smiling Men With Bad Reputations
Big Mama Thornton - Saved
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