After Bathing at Baxter's
After Bathing at Baxter's, the third album by the San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane, was released in 1967 as RCA Victor LSO-1511 (stereo) and LOP-1511 (mono). The cover art is by artist Ron Cobb.
|After Bathing at Baxter's|
|Studio album by|
|Released||November 27, 1967|
|Recorded||June–October 1967 at RCA Victor studios, Hollywood|
67:53 (2003 reissue)
|Jefferson Airplane chronology|
|Singles from After Bathing at Baxter's|
Due to the lack of a breakout hit, the experimental album was significantly less successful than its predecessor from a commercial standpoint, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard album chart and failing to attain a RIAA certification. Paul Kantner's composition "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" was released as a single in August 1967, with him as lead singer and Grace Slick and Marty Balin harmonizing, and reached number 42 on the Billboard charts. The band's singles never again crossed the halfway mark in the Hot 100.
John Hartford referenced the cover art from After Bathing at Baxter's as the inspiration for his song "Steam Powered Aereo Plane" from his album Aereo-Plain.
|1.||"The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil"||Paul Kantner||4:29|
|2.||"A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly"||Spencer Dryden, Gary Blackman, Bill Thompson||1:39|
|3.||"Young Girl Sunday Blues"||Marty Balin, Kantner||3:33|
|The War Is Over|
|5.||"Wild Tyme (H)"||Kantner||3:08|
|Hymn to an Older Generation|
|6.||"The Last Wall of the Castle"||Jorma Kaukonen||2:40|
|7.||"Rejoyce" ([n 1])||Grace Slick||4:01|
|How Suite It Is|
|8.||"Watch Her Ride"||Kantner||3:11|
|9.||"Spare Chaynge" (instrumental)||Jack Casady, Dryden, Kaukonen||9:12|
|Shizoforest Love Suite|
|11.||"Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon"||Kantner||5:09|
|2003 CD reissue Bonus Tracks|
|12.||"The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil" (long version from Jefferson Airplane Loves You)||Kantner||11:04|
|13.||"Martha" (single version B-side RCA #9389)||Kantner||3:26|
|14.||"Two Heads" (alternate version)||Slick||3:15|
|15.||"Things Are Better in the East" (demo version)||Balin||2:31|
|16.||"Young Girl Sunday Blues" (instrumental; hidden track)||Balin, Kantner||3:59|
- All lower-case information according to album notes.
- Grace Slick – piano, organ, recorder, vocals, lead vocals on "Rejoice", and "Two Heads"
- Paul Kantner – rhythm guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil", "Martha", "Wild Tyme", "Watch Her Ride", and Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon"
- Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, sitar, vocals, lead vocals on "The Last Wall of the Castle"
- Jack Casady – bass
- Spencer Dryden – drums, percussion, horn arrangement
- Marty Balin – rhythm guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "Young Girl Sunday Blues"
- Gary Blackman – vocals
- Bill Thompson – vocals
|1967||Billboard Pop Albums||17|
|1967||"The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil"||Cash Box Top 100||24|
|1967||"Watch Her Ride"||Cash Box Top 100||37|
|1967||"The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil"||Billboard Pop Singles||42|
|1967||"Two Heads"||Billboard Pop Singles||124|
|1967||"Watch Her Ride"||Billboard Pop Singles||61|
- "Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Jorma Kaukonen". Acoustic Guitar. January 8, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- Eder, Bruce. "Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxter's > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- "Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxter's". Rolling Stone. 20 January 1968.
- Jefferson Airplane biography, Rolling Stone
- Tamarkin, Jeff: Got a Revolution!: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, p.155; Atria Books; reprint July 19, 2005; ISBN 978-0671034047