- After Bathing at Baxter's
- (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket)
- Artist: Jefferson Airplane
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 1/22/2016
Limited edition double 180 gram clear colored audiophile vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Coming together in the fervent folk scene of San Francisco, Marty Balin (vocals), Signe Toly Anderson (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar) and Jorma Kaukonen (guitar) played their first shows as the Jefferson Airplane in 1965. As their performance chops developed, they continued to fine tune the band, adding Jack Casady (bass) and Skip Spence (drums). This lineup quickly built a loyal following around town, aided in no small part by San Francisco Chronicle jazz critic Ralph J. Gleason's glowing reviews of their live sets. By December of that year, they had signed to RCA Records for a then-huge $25,000 advance and began recording their debut album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, a brilliant folk rock document featuring well-chosen covers like John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road" and Dino Valenti's "Let's Get Together." The group's first album with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden, 1967's Surrealistic Pillow followed and served as the first psychedelic-rock breakout from the potent San Francisco scene, climbing to #3 and boasting two Top 10 singles. How do you follow up a smash hit? If you're Jefferson Airplane, you record the most experimental, non-commercial album of your career! After Bathing at Baxter's is the Airplane let loose in the studio in 1967, creating without restraint. This is the true sound of San Francisco!