The most successful and influential rock band to emerge from San Francisco during the 1960s, Jefferson Airplane created the sound of a generation. Their smash hits "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" virtually invented the era's signature pulsating psychedelic music and, during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, came to personify the decade's radical counterculture. In this groundbreaking biography of the band, veteran music writer and historian Jeff Tamarkin produces a portrait of the band like none that has come before it. Having worked closely with Jefferson Airplane for more than a decade, Tamarkin had unprecedented access to the band members, their families, friends, lovers, crew members, fellow musicians, cultural luminaries, even the highest-ranking politicians of the time. More than just a definitive history, Got a Revolution is a rock legend unto itself.
Jann Wenner, editor-in-chief and publisher of "Rolling Stone," wrote, "The classic Jefferson] Airplane lineup were both architects and messengers of a psychedelic age, a liberation of mind and body that profoundly changed American art, politics, and spirituality. It was a renaissance that could only have been born in San Francisco, and the Airplane, more than any other band in town, spread the good news nationwide."
"Jeff Tamarkin knows more about me and the band than I do."
-- Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane singer
"Finally! A book about Jefferson Airplane that restores them to their rightful place of importance in history...Tamarkin has done a remarkable job."
-- Pete Fornatale, WFUV, New York
"This book brings it all back: Good rocking; good reading."
-- Ben Fong-Torres, former senior editor of Rolling Stone and author of Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll
"Jeff Tamarkin is an able guide through the tangled history of one of the Sixties' most musically visionary bands."
-- Rolling Stone
|Prologue: Halfway Down the Stairs is a Stair|
|If Only You Believe Like I Believe|
|Alternate Quantum Universes|
|Let's Get Together|
|It's No Secret|
|Bass Is Loaded|
|Just a Dream|
|A Mule Team Knocking Down a Picket Fence|
|Free Minds, Free Bodies, Free Dope, Free Music|
|The Great! Society Really Doesn't Like You Much at All|
|Trying to Revolutionize Tomorrow|
|Acid, Incense and Balloons|
|The Love Crowd|
|Doing Things That Haven't Got a Name Yet|
|Life Is Change, How It Differs from the Rocks|
|Can't Help but See the Rhinoceros Around Us|
|When Spencer Met Sally|
|Outlaws in the Eyes of America|
|Blues from an Airplane|
|Never Say "Fuck You" to a Hell's Angel|
|And Your Enemy Is We|
|Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra|
|Gotta Let Go, You Know|
|Jefferson Airplane Flakes Off|
|We Do What We Want!|
|Hijack the Starship|
|Peace and War|
|Epilogue: Whatever Happened to Wishes Wished on a Star?|
|Sources and Resources|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 19th July 2005
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 14.2 x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1