Jefferson Airplane ‎– After Bathing At Baxter's

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Originally released as RCA Victor LSO-1511 in 1967. Recorded at RCA Hollywood. 'After Bathing At Baxter's' debuted 12/23/67 on the Billboard Top 200 and peaked at number 17 in a 23 week chart run.

Tracklist

Streetmasse
The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil 4:30
A Small Package Of Value Will Come To You Shortly 1:42
Young Girl Sunday Blues 3:29
The War Is Over
Martha 3:21
Wild Tyme (H) 3:05
Hymn To An Older Generation
The Last Wall Of The Castle 2:46
Rejoyce 4:00
How Suite It Is
Watch Her Ride 3:11
Spare Chaynge 9:05
Shizoforest Love Suite
Two Heads 3:10
Won't You Try 5:01
Saturday Afternoon

Versions (68)

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LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LOP-1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(Cass, Album) RCA Victor LOP-1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
740 523 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP) RCA Victor 740 523 France 1967 Sell This Version
SL101816 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP) RCA Victor SL101816 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSO-1511 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
TRC 3233 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor TRC 3233 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
SF 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 7926 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSO-1511 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO1551 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO1551 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LOP-1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LOP-1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Roc) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Mono) RCA Victor LOP-1511 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
RD 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Mono) RCA Victor RD 7926 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SHP-5684 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) Victor SHP-5684 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSO-1511 US 1969 Sell This Version
RD 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Mono, RP) RCA Victor RD 7926 UK 1969 Sell This Version
LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP) RCA Victor LSO-1511 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
SF 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 7926 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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LSP-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4545 US 1971 Sell This Version
740.523 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, RE) RCA Victor 740.523 France 1971 Sell This Version
LSP-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, RP) RCA Victor LSP-4545 US 1971 Sell This Version
AFL1-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor AFL1-4545 US 1973 Sell This Version
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PL 14545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, RE, Gat) RCA Victor PL 14545 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
YL 43604 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor YL 43604 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
NL 84718 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA NL 84718 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
4545-2-R Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA 4545-2-R US 1989 Sell This Version
ND84718 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, RM) RCA ND84718 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
4545-4-R Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(Cass, Album, RM) RCA Victor 4545-4-R US 1989 Sell This Version
PL-14545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RP) RCA Victor PL-14545 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
07863 66798-2 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, RE) RCA 07863 66798-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
JPCD 2001400 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD 2001400 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
SW055-2 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW055-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
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BVCM-37626 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, RE, Pap) BMG BVCM-37626 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
LP 5187 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Sundazed Music LP 5187 US 2005 Sell This Version
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CFU01023, 819514010234, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Culture Factory, Culture Factory, RCA Victor CFU01023, 819514010234, LSO 1511 France 2013 Sell This Version
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dharmabumstead

dharmabumstead

April 26, 2017
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1317
Beautiful, clean and quiet pressing that sounds great! I'd recommend it.
jadedtom

jadedtom

November 20, 2016
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, LOP-1511

I have very mixed feelings about this album. It contains some fine material along with some of the worst. Let's cut to the chase: 'Spare Chaynge' sounds like rambling garbage to me. 'The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil' retains some psychedelic charm, but it's at times sloppy and hard to listen to. The real joys of the album are two fine Grace Slick compositions ('Rejoyce', 'Two Heads'). 'Young Girl Sunday Blues' and 'Martha' are superior to much of the material from 'Surrealistic Pillow', and 'Watch Her Ride' is a mini-psychedelic classic. 'Wild Tyme' and 'Last Wall of the Castle' may not be exceptional songs, but they rock well in between the slower material. 'Won't You Try?'/ 'Saturday Afternoon' seemed much more clever so many years ago. It hasn't dated well.

I said it once and I'll say it again....without Grace Slick and the voice of Marty Balin, the Airplane might have made some interesting music, but most of the classics involved Slick. She wrote one of the group's biggest and most famous hits 'White Rabbit'. Her powerful voice is easily the most striking element of the band's signature song 'Somebody to Love'. She seemed to possess the conviction of your typical Manson member (I mean that as a compliment, believe it or not). The truth is, she composed most of the best music the band performed. And the strange jazz of 'Rejoyce' haunts me to this day.
pcasto

pcasto

April 10, 2016
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Ind, LSO-1511, LSO 1511
This album has to be the absolute worse album ever made by this band! It's missing a lot of Grace Slick influence. I can see why they changed their name to Starship!
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

August 6, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, LOP-1511
Well this is clearly an essential listen for anyone interested in music of that era. Their début "Surrealistic Pillow" had emerged near the start of the year, and on the other side of the Summer of Love, this much looser concept album was released. I have no idea what the concept of this album is, but "After Bathing At Baxter's" means "After Taking LSD", this album has that trippy feel to it, and I do quite like it. "Surrealistic Pillow" is produced much better and is probably more palatable for contemporary tastes with it's more memorable anthemic songs, "After Bathing At Baxter's" appeal is all about the trip. However, although this is my sort of thing and I recommend listening to it, I don't think this is their best work, ultimately it's just let down by a lot of the material.
Geoff_Burkman

Geoff_Burkman

December 31, 2012
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, LOP-1511
Wonderful commentary! Also of note: Cobb did a lot of production design for film, including "Star Wars" and "Alien."
progfan97402

progfan97402

September 15, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, LOP-1511
It's huge shock to compare this album, to Surrealistic Pillow released some nine months before. I have never heard another band that took a more drastic creative jump all in the same year. Of course, the release of Sgt. Pepper between albums had a lot to do with it. Surrealistic Pillow, as you know, consisted of simple, largely straightforward, but enjoyable songs that spawned two major hits with "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love". We all know those songs. After Bathing at Baxter's features much more complex vocal harmonies and arrangements, and a harder-edge approach. I'm certain the group was getting tired of being called "lightweights" (even rock critic Robert Christgau thought of them as an "amplified Peter, Paul and Mary"). "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" shows some really complex vocal arrangements, and great tremolo guitar from Jorma Kaukonen. Grace Slick and Paul Kantner handle the vocals here. "A Small Package of Value Will Come to You Shortly" is a rather experimental piece inspired by the more experimental moments of Zappa's Mother's of Invention. "Young Girl Sunday Blues" is Marty Balin's song, and is a rather straigh-ahead rocker. I really love the acoustic "Martha". Grace Slick also plays some recorder, as she does here, it goes quite well with the music in general. Slick's "rejoyce" is, strangely, a much more symphonic piece, actually venturing into genuine prog rock territory! Those piano passages are classically influenced, and there's some great jazzy passages too. If the band Renaissance didn't get some of their ideas from this song, I'd be really surprised. "Spare Chanynge" is a like or hate it jam, because it starts off slowly with Jack Casady's bass playing, before the entire band kicks in. I love the last piece, "Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon". Yes, no doubt, the lyrics are all hippy/dippy, but I can't get over those vocal arrangements.

The cover artwork is by Ron Cobb, then an L.A. based cartoonist (later an expat living in Australia after 1972). His artwork was heavily sociopolitical, and you frequently seen his artwork in the Mother Earth News, the Whole Earth Catalog, and various publications who agreed to carry his cartoons. Unsurprisingly, there's plenty of sociopolitical overtones to the artwork of After Bathing at Baxter's. I also dig the San Francisco-style Victorian home in psychedelic paint as an airplane flying with plants growing (and no surprise what kind of plants, given this was Jefferson Airplane).

It's also no surprise that After Bathing at Baxter's did not do as well as Surrealistic Pillow. Mainstream listeners were obviously put off by the more elaborate approach or the lack of a hit song in the vein of "Somebody to Love" or "White Rabbit". If you dislike the Airplane, this album won't change your mind, but if you're a fan, make sure you have this one, it's by far their most artistically accomplished album as far as I'm concerned.
jadedtom

jadedtom

July 13, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, CD, Album, RE, RM, 4545-2-R

Considering the quality of the group's catalog, the Jefferson Airplane is much too fondly remembered for my comfort. Take any of their albums and you will hear some very interesting material along with a fair amount of hippie-dippy nonsense.
Thank God for Grace Slick, who was probably their most talented songwriter (and easily, in her time, the most beautiful member of the group!).
Plus, she was endowed with a strong voice, quite tough for a woman of her time. She sounds quite committed, like one of Charlie Manson's disciples. This is a compliment.
"After Bathing At Baxter's" is probably one of their most consistent albums, even though it contains some real klunkers. "Ballad of You and Me (And Pooneil)" has been described as a sloppy psychedelic mess. I do not disagree.
"A Small Package of Value" is nonsense. "Spare Chaynge" is a lumbering jazz-rock instrumental, a la Spinal Tap when they are forced to perform for soldiers in that celebrated movie. No reason to listen to this drivel again.
The Airplane was also helped by the beautiful voice of Marty Balin. "Young Girl Sunday Blues" becomes more than it is simply by his wonderful vocal. ("Today" from their lp "Surrealistic Pillow" is a memorable song simply because of Balin's voice.)
"Watch Her Ride" is a spirited psychedelic romp that works where "Pooneil" does not.
"Two Heads" is a minor work, but the strange beat and Slick somehow makes it interesting.
I really enjoy Slick's "Rejoyce", which is an interesting mix of classical music and jazz. Not exactly rock and roll. "Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon" has a nice counter-melody, but somehow sounds curiously dated and inconsequential after all of these years, much like "Last Wall of the Castle".
I think the Airplane was so much of a hype, arriving full center in the Summer of Love with the still magnificent "Somebody to Love", which in retrospect seems to be a fluke. It remains their best recording, along with Slick's "White Rabbit".
The group sported the 'hip' politics of the time, leading them to record "Meadowlands" on their lp "Volunteers" (the national anthem of Russia). This only leaves the band to appear even more dated. (Although to Slick's credit, she has spoken disparagingly of the commercialism of "Jefferson Starship" and "Starship".)
I feel without the strong presence of Slick and the pleasing vocals of Balin, the Jefferson Airplane would have been a two-seater craft, only offering its passengers "Hot Tuna".
In point of fact, the Airplane never made a 33 1/3 "masterpiece". "Crown of Creation", their next album after "Baxter's" is just as frustrating, with some good material ("If You Feel", "Greasy Heart") mixed in with more garbage.
Perhaps it was just too much drugs that led to the group being so unfocused. Less "Pooneils" and more "Embryonic Journey's" might have helped.