In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Grunt” label released “Spitfire”, the third Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in March 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Craig Chaquico, David Freiberg, Pete Sears and John Barbata.  The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Grace Slick– lead and backing vocals, piano, art direction
  • Marty Balin– lead and backing vocals, art direction
  • Paul Kantner– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, art direction
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, backing vocals, art direction
  • David Freiberg– keyboards, lead and backing vocals, ARP synthesizer, bass, art direction
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, Mellotron, keyboards, organ, Moog, art direction
  • John Barbata– drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, art direction
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion, congas
  • Dave Roberts– string and horn arrangements
  • Steven Schuster– saxophone
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • Steve Malcolm – assistant to the engineer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Cassandra Gaviola– dragon princess
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant
  • John Langdon – label art
  • Tim Bryant/Gribbit – album design,art direction
  • Ron Slenzak– cover photography
  • Shusei Nagaoka– illustration
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan

Track listing:

  1. Cruisin – Charles Hickox
  2. Dance with the Dragon – Paul Kantner,Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Craig Chaquico
  3. Hot Water – Grace Slick, Pete Sears
  4. Charles – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jesse Barish, Craig Chaquico, Thunderhawk
  5. Song to the Sun: Part I: Ozymandias / Part II: Don’t Let It Rain – Paul Kantner,China Wing,  Craig Chaquico, John Barbata, David Freiberg, Pete Sears, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. With Your Love – Marty Balin, Joey Covington,Vic Smith
  7. Switchblade – Grace Slick
  8. Big City – John Barbata, Joel Scott Hill,Chris Ethridge
  9. Love Lovely Love – Jesse Barish



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