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. The original lyric inner sleeve (US copies) was designed by the band, hence the credits for 'Nosreffej Enalpria' which is their band name in reverse.

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 (95)

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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
P8S-1292, P8S 1292 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(8-Trk, Album) RCA Victor, RCA P8S-1292, P8S 1292 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
LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSO-1511 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
SF 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 7926 UK 1967 Sell This Version
740.523 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor 740.523 France 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
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Hol) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Ind) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Ind) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
RD 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor RD 7926 UK 1967 Sell This Version
L101816 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor L101816 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LOP-1511 Canada 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
LOP-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono, Ind) RCA Victor LOP-1511 US 1967 Sell This Version
LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Promo) RCA Victor LSO-1511 Germany 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
SHP-5684 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) Victor SHP-5684 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
SL101816 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor SL101816 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
LPV-7657 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPV-7657 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
SHP-5684 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Promo) Victor SHP-5684 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
LW-349 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-349 Taiwan 1968 Sell This Version
TRC 3233 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor TRC 3233 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
SF 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RP) RCA Victor SF 7926 UK 1969 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RP, Ind) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, 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
740 523 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, RE) RCA Victor 740 523 France 1969 Sell This Version
LSO-1511, UPRS-5524 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, UPRS-5524 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
SF 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 7926 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SF 7926 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 7926 UK 1970 Sell This Version
740.523 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor 740.523 France 1971 Sell This Version
LSP 4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP 4545 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
LSP-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4545 US 1971 Sell This Version
LSP-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE, Roc) RCA Victor LSP-4545 US 1971 Sell This Version
LSP-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, 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
RCA-6136 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA RCA-6136 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PL 14545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE, Gat) RCA Victor PL 14545 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
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
CL 14718 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA CL 14718 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
NL 84718 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE) RCA NL 84718 Europe 1983 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
4545-4-R Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(Cass, Album, RE, 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
BVCP-2011 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, RE) RCA BVCP-2011 Japan 1991 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
SW055-2 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW055-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
SW055-2 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Unofficial, SLI) SomeWax Recordings SW055-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
82876 53225-2 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) RCA, BMG Heritage 82876 53225-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
BM2 53225 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) RCA, BMG Heritage BM2 53225 US 2003 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
MOVLP1317, LSO-1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Music On Vinyl, RCA Victor, RCA Victor MOVLP1317, LSO-1511 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FRM-4545 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RE, RM, Tra) RCA Victor, Sony Music, Friday Music FRM-4545 US 2015 Sell This Version
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ND84718 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA ND84718 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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SW055-2 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW055-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
YK 43604 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(Cass, Album, RE) RCA YK 43604 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
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LSO-1511, LSO 1511 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, RP, Ind) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSO-1511, LSO 1511 US Unknown Sell This Version
LW-349 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-349 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
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gracefuldad

gracefuldad

September 12, 2020
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, CD, Album, Club, RE, RM, BM2 53225
I have this on vinyl, CD in the Ignition Box Set (with free peace sign temporary tattoo. Really?!), and now the extended version on BMG Heritage. This new edition is seriously worth getting.

Baxters is one great album. It's the third by JA, but Grace Slick only joined the band on the second album, Pillow, bringing a couple of the best, iconic songs fully formed with her from her previous group, the Great Society (seek out their Conspicuous compilation to hear the original versions of Rabbit and Somebody to Love). Pillow was a great success at the beginning of '67, but comprised of just short 3 minute songs. Pillow bought them the flexibility to stretch out and experiment on Baxters which was released at the end of the year, producing one of the best psychedelic albums of the era, a year before the Dead's Anthem of the Sun. This is a total tour de force, some may find it indulgent now, but I love every minute of Baxters.

And now it's been improved. There's about 25 minutes of extra material on the BMG Heritage reissue The track listing is incorrect and there is an error on the CD itself. Firstly the original album is 11 tracks, from Pooneil to Saturday Afternoon. There are then five extras on this edition, not four as stated on the back cover. This kicks off with an amazing live version of Pooneil, 10 minutes plus, which JA had considered for the original album in place of the studio version that is half this length. The final extra track listed on the cover is 'Things are Better in the East', and this does comprise the first 3 minutes or so of the final 15th track. However after a short gap track 15 also includes a great instrumental version of Young Girl Sunday Blues, which runs for another 3 minutes or so. This extra track is mentioned in the accompanying booklet, but not on the back insert. Often extra CD tracks are outakes that should have been left out, but the extras here are as good as the original album.
guix3212

guix3212

June 6, 2020
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, RE, LP 5187
Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): Sundazed LP-5187-A SR/2 srm
Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): Sundazed LP-5187-B SR/2@SRM
Mr.BlueSky

Mr.BlueSky

May 16, 2020
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Roc, LSO-1511, LSO 1511
Followup to my comment..According to Wikipedia: According to Jeff Tamarkin's history of the Airplane, "baxter" was the band's code for the psychedelic drug LSD or "acid", and the title as a whole translates to "After Tripping On Acid".
I suppose the weirdness of the color on my album could be a deliberate attempt to make it look like an acid trip, but I have no idea if any covers were intentionally made that way or if it's a counterfeit or some kind of error.
Mr.BlueSky

Mr.BlueSky

May 16, 2020
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Roc, LSO-1511, LSO 1511
Definitely the one I have but it looks strange on the front cover. The LSO-1511 Stereo is surrounded with a pink hue. The 4 stars are outlined in blue on the left and pink on the right with the 2 bottom lines of the stars with pink on left and blue on right. The RCA Victor square also has a blue outline on the left vertical side and pink on the right vertical side. The Airplane looks out of focus like the coloring didn't stay between the lines almost as if it's supposed to be in 3D. Hoping its not some counterfeit because the vinyl looks unplayed and it has the inner sleeve and all the right markings in the Matrix/Runout on both sides. Anyone have any idea about what I described ?
Vinylkatten

Vinylkatten

March 28, 2020
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, LOP-1511

The best sounding original press is the Japanese (stereo) with the striking cover art. Compared to the US original stereo, this press is louder, richer and more upfront. Avoid the flat sounding US mono (original), then the US stereo is much more preferable with all the psychedelics going on, and also the stereo has slightly more low end.
ronmellot

ronmellot

November 17, 2019
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, RE, RM, Tra, FRM-4545
mono or stereo? does anyone know? any word on who has done the mastering?
anomatron

anomatron

June 3, 2019
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, RE, RM, Tra, FRM-4545
Just got it and mine is a clear version too
Loujy

Loujy

May 18, 2019
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, RE, RM, Tra, FRM-4545
I got it, but surprised and happy to have the clear version !
All clear versions or it's an another reference ?
An amazing RTI pressing, just perfect !
kontanas

kontanas

March 21, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1317, LSO-1511
Low sound quality on first two songs. Maybe not remastered and got it from the first analogue tapes. The rest of vinyl is very good at all. Backround noise all over the record. I will survive with it in my collection
streetmouse

streetmouse

August 2, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing After Bathing At Baxter's, LP, Album, Mono, LOP-1511

There’s nowhere to begin with After Bathing At Baxter’s than with the cover art, where for a sixteen year old in 1967, I was completely captivated by a tri-winged San Francisco style flying house, complete with marijuana bushes peaking out of the windows, that in full colour was aimlessly winging its way over piles of black and white trash, a sea of pollution and debris, where balloons and coloured confetti (though I was informed that this was blotter acid at the time) were being dispensed over just about any anonymous city in Amerika during the middle of the psychedelic 60’s. Of course over the years I’ve come to learn that this flying house represented the 2400 Fulton Street pad that The Jefferson Airplane called home, and oddly enough wasn’t painted in day-glow paints, but rather totally in black and white, at least from the outside.

While the Surrealistic Pillow album brought The Airplane to center stage, it was After Bathing At Baxter’s that defined this band and the journey into the hearts and minds of the counterculture generation, flagging these high flying minstrels as a group of revolutionaries out to subvert the youth of Amerika. With that in mind, the album is much more psychedelic than people give it credit for being, with pondering lyrics that ask question that could only be asked from seeing the world through psychedeliczed eyes, such as “Will the moon still hang in the sky / when I’m high / when I die?” or “Does the sky look green today?” not to mention the dadaesque feedback that opens the album and a mixture of words such as “armadillo,” injected for no reason at all, other than for the sake of embracing weirdness … and truth be told, that was enough of a reason, especially with Grace wailing away singing “It’s a wild time / I’m doing things that haven’t got a name yet!”.

After Bathing At Baxter’s isn’t an album to be listened to, it’s an album to be assaulted by, as The Airplane attack everything from middle Amerika, to womanhood and everything in-between, and it’s all done as a celebration of freedom and self liberation. There is nothing commercial about this record, it was designed for the hip, those who got the joke before it was spoken, those willing to be a force to be reckoned with. Of course “Somebody To Love” was the soundtrack of the day, yet Surrealistic Pillow, the album the single rose from, stood in stark contrast to what The Airplane were doing live, which was much darker, and plays out here in all of its psychedelic glory. This is not to say by any means that the album does not have its flaws, these flaws are easily heard and have not aged well, but for the time, these aspects (such as overindulgent jams) were pure experimentation that broke new ground, giving The Airplane a surefooted platform from which to take flight on their more controlled and pointed future releases.

With the album composed of songs strung together into mini-suites of sorts to create a bizarre aural collage of lengthy jams, screaming guitars, some extremely beautiful moments, and a great deal of raucous ones, all was mixed with the alchemy of intellectualism, where The Jefferson Airplane manage to embrace the weird and the disconnected, yet at the same time intertwined it all as a freaky acid trip … though surely one I won’t wish to have taken. While nearly contextually unlistenable with today’s ears by those who weren’t there then, I embrace this gem with my total being.

*** The Fun Facts: Baxter’s was’t a real place, and it certainly was a bath, though in a sense it was. “Baxter” was the band’s code for LSD, or bathing in acid, so the coded album title would translated to After Tripping On Acid.

Review by Jenell Kesler