Bless Its Pointed Little Head

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Bless Its Pointed Little Head
Live album by Jefferson Airplane
Released February, 1969
Recorded October 1968 at Fillmore West, November 1968 at Fillmore East
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length

52:48

65:21 (2003 reissue)
Label RCA Victor
Producer Al Schmitt
Jefferson Airplane chronology
Crown of Creation
(1968)
Bless Its Pointed Little Head
(1969)
Volunteers
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars [2]

Bless Its Pointed Little Head is a live album by Jefferson Airplane recorded at both the Fillmore East and West in the fall of 1968 and released in 1969 as RCA Victor LSP-4133. Five songs on the album had not appeared on any of the band's previous studio recordings.

The 2004 CD reissue includes three bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Clergy" (recorded November 28–30 at Fillmore East) Jefferson Airplane 1:37
2. "3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds" (recorded October 24–26 at Fillmore West) Marty Balin 4:39
3. "Somebody to Love" (recorded October 24–26 at Fillmore West) Darby Slick 4:15
4. "Fat Angel" (recorded November 28–30 at Fillmore East) Donovan Leitch 7:36
5. "Rock Me Baby" (recorded October 24–26 at Fillmore West) traditional, arranged by Jefferson Airplane 7:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Other Side of This Life" (recorded October 24–26 at Fillmore West) Fred Neil 6:48
2. "It's No Secret" (recorded October 24–26 at Fillmore West) Balin 3:31
3. "Plastic Fantastic Lover" (recorded October 24–26 at Fillmore West) Balin 3:53
4. "Turn Out the Lights" (recorded November 28–30 at Fillmore East) Paul Kantner, Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden 1:24
5. "Bear Melt" (recorded November 28–30 at Fillmore East) Kantner, Casady, Kaukonen, G. Slick, Dryden 11:22
CD remaster bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Today" (recorded November 5 at Fillmore West) Balin, Kantner 3:50
12. "Watch Her Ride" (recorded November 5 at Fillmore West) Kantner 3:19
13. "Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon" (recorded November 5 at Fillmore West) Kantner 5:30

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Al Schmitt – producer
  • Rich Schmitt – engineer
  • Pat Ieraci – beret
  • Jim Smircich – cover photography
  • Bill Thompson – poster
  • Gary Blackman – art direction

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1969 Billboard Pop Albums 17

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Plastic Fantastic Lover" Billboard Pop Singles 133

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (October 2004). "Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head". The Music Box 11 (#10).