Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Seasons" by Grace Slick

Song#:  0133
Date:  04/19/1980
Debut:  98
Peak:  95
Weeks:  2
Genre:  Rock, Pop



Pop Bits:  Jefferson Starship had been well underway for a few years with Slick as part of the group. But by 1978 her alcoholism was wreaking havoc on the band and their live performances. It got so bad that she was asked to resign from the group that year. She would later rejoin in 1981, but in her time away from the group she would release two solo albums, "Dreams" and "Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!" This single from "Dreams" is the only chart singles entry of her career (and it was almost a one-week dud).

ReduxReview:  Yes, she is a legend, a trailblazer, and can be a good songwriter. However, this is not one of her finest moments. What is this? It is just so strange - and even more so as a single. I'm surprised it even made it to the chart at all. I was reading about this album and a comment I ran across concerning this song said that it had "mock-whimsical melodies straight out of a haunted Biergarten." Yeah, I think that about sums it up. Pass me a beer, please...it helps in forgetting things, right?

ReduxRating:  2/10

Trivia:  The story is that Grace Slick was the first person to say "fuck" on TV. Jefferson Airplane appeared on the Dick Cavett show the day after Woodstock and they sang the song "We Can Be Together," which near the end does include the word "motherfucker." Although not a live show, Slick did muddle the word and it apparently went to air unedited. So who do we have to thank for Bono and Tom Hanks dropping the f-bomb? Ms. Slick.

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1 comment:

  1. It's like a terrible collaboration of Klezmer and a children's song, and oom-pah. Ouch.

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