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Marty Balin

Marty and especially Grace Slick at their best. Joe Viglione understands. My chum Carmella Scaggs had much to say about Jefferson Airplane/Starship (maybe for some other time). It’s probably the only time Slick and Balin ever made love, their voices pure sex together inside this tune about the potential of that once-in-a-lifetime friendship. Carmella Scaggsgrace slickhaight…

All The Young Dudes

I’ve probably heard most recorded versions of ATYD but this version by The Rebelles stands out. It’s somewhat quirky inflection comes via the close harmonies and in particular the voice of Phoebe White. Crucially, this version retains the essential spirit of the song and features the man himself, Ian Hunter. Tracie, Ian’s daughter is, surprise surprise,…

Breadfan

The original version of Breadfan with a snippet of Winston Churchill’s famous acceptance speech included (subsequently deleted for copyright reasons). There is a dearth of good articles about Budgie but this is the best one I’ve come across. Budgie’s fanatical grass-roots following was in total contrast to the slating they regularly suffered from the music…