Nuclear Furniture

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Nuclear Furniture
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 1984
Recorded1984 at the Automatt, San Francisco
GenreRock, AOR
Label Grunt
ProducerRon Nevison
Jefferson Starship chronology
Winds of Change
Nuclear Furniture
Deep Space / Virgin Sky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Nuclear Furniture is the eighth album by the American rock band Jefferson Starship and was released in 1984. It was the last album released by the band until 1998's Windows of Heaven, and was also the final album by the band before the departure of leader Paul Kantner and the formation of the offshoot band Starship. It was released in 1984 and spawned the Top 40 single "No Way Out", which was also the first single by any incarnation of the band to hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album itself reached #28. Produced by Ron Nevison, the album was arranged with the help of Peter Wolf, who had worked with Grace Slick on her solo album, Software. Wolf also contributed keyboard and synthesizer work to the album, although not an official part of the band. Peter Wolf (not the singer of the same name) and Ina Wolf also wrote the single "No Way Out", the first of many songs penned by the husband and wife duo that took "Starship" in a more commercial direction. As the album was being recorded, Paul Kantner became frustrated with the album's direction. Before the sessions came to a close, he stole the master tapes, put them in his car and drove around San Francisco for a few days and wouldn't bring them back until the band mixed the album in a way more to his liking.[2] Shortly after the release of the album, Kantner left the band, and he only appears in the first promotional video produced, "No Way Out." After the departure of Kantner the band lost the "Jefferson" moniker and morphed into Starship; there would not be another studio album released under the Jefferson Starship name until after Kantner reformed the band in 1992.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
1."Layin' It on the Line"Mickey Thomas, Craig ChaquicoChaquico, Thomas4:09
2."No Way Out"Ina WolfPeter Wolf4:22
3."Sorry Me, Sorry You"Jeannette SearsPete Sears4:07
4."Live and Let Live"J. SearsP. Sears3:50
5."Connection"Paul Kantner, ThomasKantner4:27
Side B
1."Rose Goes to Yale"Kantner, Ronnie GilbertKantner2:56
2."Magician"Grace SlickP. Wolf3:23
3."Assassin"J. SearsP. Sears3:52
4."Shining in the Moonlight"Chaquico, ThomasChaquico3:38
6."Champion"Kantner, GilbertKantner4:40


Additional Personnel[edit]


  • Jefferson Starship – arrangements
  • Ron Nevison – producer, engineer, arrangements
  • Peter Wolf – arrangements
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Eddy – assistant mixing engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Maurice – production coordinator
  • Rod Dyer, Clive Pierce / Dyer / Kahn, Inc. – cover design
  • Tracks recorded at The Automatt, San Francisco
  • Over-dubs and mixing at The Plant, Sausalito
  • Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood
  • Bill Thompson – manager

Singles / music videos[edit]

  • "No Way Out" (1984)
  • "Layin' It on the Line" (1984)
  • "Sorry Me, Sorry You" (1984)



Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 28


Year Single Chart Position
1984 "No Way Out" US Billboard Hot 100 23
1984 "Layin' It on the Line" US Billboard Hot 100 66
1984 "No Way Out" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1984 "Layin' It on the Line" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Tamarakin, Jeff (2003). Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-03403-0.