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Jefferson Airplane
Today

everygreatsongever:

Jefferson Airplane: “Today” (Surrealistic Pillow, 1967)

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Probably because he was in a band whose biggest hits featured Slick’s powerful vocals, Marty Balin is something of an overlooked vocalist. I think he had a really great voice, though, particularly for this kind of low-key, folky material. He’s front-and-center in the mix here, the only thing in the whole song not recorded to sound as though it’s a mile and a half away. Even Slick’s backing vocal is set well off in the distance, leaving Balin alone and lonely in the foreground. (…)

Also noteworthy as brilliant sample-fodder for Black Sheep’s “Similak Child!”

  1. marathonpacks reblogged this from everygreatsongever and added:
    Also noteworthy as brilliant sample-fodder for Black Sheep’s “Similak Child!”
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