She Has Funny Cars

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"She Has Funny Cars"
Song by Jefferson Airplane
from the album Surrealistic Pillow
Released 1967 (1967)
Format LP record
Recorded October 31, 1966
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Length 3:07
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Balin
Producer(s) Rick Jarrard
Surrealistic Pillow track listing
  1. "She Has Funny Cars
  2. "Somebody to Love"
  3. "My Best Friend"
  4. "Today"
  5. "Comin' Back to Me"
  6. "3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds"
  7. "D.C.B.A -25"
  8. "How Do You Feel"
  9. "Embryonic Journey"
  10. "White Rabbit"
  11. "Plastic Fantastic Lover"

"She Has Funny Cars" is a song by the band Jefferson Airplane. It is a collaboration between vocalist Marty Balin (lyrics) and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (music). The song appeared as the opening track on their influential breakthrough album, Surrealistic Pillow - released in 1967. The song discusses materialism in American society. It has also been said that the song is about one of Spencer Dryden's girlfriend's "funny cars". The song features Jack Casady on fuzz bass, and uses the famous "Bo Diddley Beat". Marty Balin is singing the first part vocal with Grace Slick's contrasting second part.

The song was covered in 1969 by The Allman Brothers Band and in 2011 by Robert Plant's Band of Joy.



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