Re: They started with a bang.
posted at 11/11/2013 9:49 AM EST
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
In response to bombah's comment:
Crosby Stills & Nash I still listen to that album beautiful harmonies.
I think I wore out my vinyl copy of that one too.
The album contains one of my favorite songs ( all right, I say this a lot, but I have lots of favorites!), Wooden Ships. The song is unique in Rock history because it was recorded by two major groups, yet neither is a cover. How can this be?....Wooden Ships was written by David Crosby and Stephen Stills along with Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane. It was released by both groups around the same time , so because the song was co-written by members of both , neither can be called a "cover."
It would be like 'Badge' by Cream being recorded by the Beatles and released on Abbey Road. The song was co-written by George Harrison and Eric Clapton ( with credit to Ringo for one line in the lyrics). If the Beatles had recorded it and included it on a LP , it wouldn't be considered a "cover."
If you can track it down, check out the bootleg that is probably out there on the interwebs for free download, called the PERRO Sessions from December 1970/January 1971. It was around the time Crosby was putting out his solo album. It's incredbile quality and really cool. Kantner, Slick, Crosby, Garcia and Nash are on it. It has Jerry working through the beginnings of "Loser" and this song called Mountain Song which was apparently never finished, but well worth the listen in its various forms.
Finally, do you know why that Cream song Badge was called Badge? It's sort of a funny story.
Clapton misread the word "bridge" as BADGE.
I used to wonder what the name had to do with the song. So, I looked this up and and this is what I found....true?...who knows? , but it does kind of make sense.
Also Ringo gets songwrting credit for the line about the swans that live in the park, or so I've heard.