This week we will change the tone of our post to a specially selected love ballet and get away with all that heavy guitar sounding music that has been highlighted in our first few blogs.
“Today” is the fourth song off of the Psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane’s second record titled: “Surrealistic Pillow”. Written by Marty Balin and Paul Kantner. This beautiful “Love Ballet” was over shadowed by the two big hits off of the record, “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love”, which became radio hits even to this day. “Today” didn’t highlight their new singer Grace Slick’s talented vocals. Instead Marty sang the vocals and as you listen to the song you will realize that they made the right choice.
We here at Forgotten Rock Classics , we really do not have much to say in regards to Today. The song is so brilliantly written and played it speaks for itself. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. And for you Jefferson Airplane nuts out there that noticed that we didn’t mention the bass player or guitar player for the group at the time Today was recorded in next weeks posts they are the main feature in a group that was put together after they left the Airplane.
What is your thoughts on “Today”? Any past memories you would like to share? Airplane or Starship which one is your favorite? or do you have one?
Beautiful song. I lean heavily toward Airplane over Starship, but the Starship songs I tend to like most are the Marty Balin ones, like “Miracles” and “Caroline.”
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Agreed more Airplane then Starship.
I really like how you have given not only the history details but also the video so that if someone doesn’t know this song they can listen to it and see if they like it. I may be in my late 30’s but I love classic rock songs. #cs5711
Liz we here at forgotten rock classics are hoping that you will come back to hear more great classic rock songs that didn’t get the publicity they deserved. It’s great that you enjoy listening to the classics and keep on rocking!