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Paul Kantner: Blows Against the Empire

In November 1970, “RCA Victor” label released “Blows Against the Empire”, the debut Paul Kantner album. It was released under the name Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship, and was the first album to use the “Starship” moniker. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High” and “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner,

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bass machine, design
  • Grace Slick – vocals, piano
  • Jerry Garcia – vocals, banjo, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, sound effects
  • David Crosby – lead and backing vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Peter Kaukonen – lead guitar
  • Jack Casady – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Joey Covington – vocals, drums, congas
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Graham Nash – congas, sound effects, backing vocals, engineer
  • Mickey Hart – vocals, percussion, sound effects
  • David Freiberg – backing vocals
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Allen Zentz, Pat Leraci, Phill Sawyer, Bob Shoemaker – engineer
  • CCCP – cover
  • Patti Landres – books
  • Jim Goldberg – space, design
  • Tony Nagamuma – title

Track listing:

  1. Mau Mau (Amerikon) – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington
  2. The Baby Tree – Rosalie Sorrels
  3. Let’s Go Together – Paul Kantner
  4. A Child Is Coming – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Crosby
  5. Sunrise – Grace Slick
  6. Hijack – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  7. Home – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Graham Nash
  8. Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? – Paul Kantner, David Crosby
  9. XM – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart
  10. Starship – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick. Marty Balin, Gary Blackman

Starship: Love Among the Cannibals

On August 15, 1989, “RCA” label released “Love Among the Cannibals”, the third Starship album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “ Studio 55” in Hollywood, “Record Plant Studios” and “Studio D” in Sausalito, “Different Fur” in San Francisco, “The Kiva” and “Soundcastle” in Los Angeles, “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, and “Maison Rouge” in London, and was produced by Mike Shipley, Larry Klein, Phil Galdston, Tom Lord-Alge, Mickey Thomas, Arne Frager, Craig Chaquico, Mark Morgan, Brett Bloomfield and Donny Baldwin.

Personnel:

  • Mickey Thomas – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico – guitars
  • Mark Morgan – keyboards
  • Brett Bloomfield – bass, backing vocals
  • Donny Baldwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Greg Shaw – electronics, trumpet
  • Pete Woodroffe – electronics
  • Sammy Merendino – electronics
  • Collyer Spreen – electronics
  • Michael Landau – additional rhythm guitar
  • Larry Klein – Fairlight programming
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk – additional backing vocals
  • Chris Thompson – additional backing vocals
  • Jeff Pescetto – additional backing vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – additional backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Larry Klein – arrangements
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – arrangements
  • Mike Shipley – engineer, mixing
  • Arne Frager – engineer
  • Stephan Benben – engineer
  • Pete Woodroffe – additional engineering
  • Rob Beaton – additional engineering, assistant engineer
  • Tony Phillips – additional engineering
  • Mark Slagle – engineer assistant
  • Julie Last – engineer assistant
  • Randy Wine – engineer assistant
  • Greg Laney – engineer assistant
  • Tom Sadzeck – engineer assistant
  • Michael Semanick – engineer assistant
  • Greg Wilkinson – engineer assistant
  • Paula “Max” Garcia – engineer assistant
  • Jim “Watts” Vereecke – engineer assistant
  • Tom Size – engineer assistant
  • Michael Rosen – engineer assistant
  • Paul Lani – mixing
  • Joe Fiorello – mixing assistant
  • Ria Lewerke – creative director
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Taylor King – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Burn – Martin Page, Bernie Taupin
  2. It’s Not Enough – Martin Page, Tommy Funderburk
  3. Trouble in Mind – Joel Feeny, Tim Thorney, Rachel Oldfield
  4. I Didn’t Mean to Stay All Night – Robert John Lange
  5. Send a Message – Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan, Steve Diamond
  6. Wild Again – John Bettis, Michael Clark
  7. Love Among the Cannibals – Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan
  8. Dream Sequence / We Dream in Color – Mark Morgan, Mickey Thomas, Phil Galdston
  9. Healing Waters – Martin Page
  10. Blaze of Love – Chris Thompson, John Van Tongeren, Phil Galdston
  11. I’ll Be There – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico, Steve Diamond

Keith Olsen

On March 9, 2020, Keith Alan Olsen died aged 74. He was music producer and sound engineer, worked on more than 100 albums. As producer he earned 24 Platinum and 14 multi-Platinum album certifications. He has worked with many artists including Eternity’s Children, The Millennium, James Gang, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Sons of Champlin, Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, Foreigner, Santana, The Babys, Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfielld, Heart, Kim Carnes, Joe Walsh, 38 Special, Bad Company, Saga, Whitesnake, Starship,  Carlos Santana, Ozzy Osbourne, Night Ranger, Kingdom Come, Magnum, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Journey, Eddie Money, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Scorpions.

On march 5, 2001.

The optimist

On March 5, 2001, “Source” label released “The Optimist”, the debut  Turin Brakes album. It was recorded in 2000, at “Konk Studios” in London, and was produced by Gale Paridjanian, Olly Knights and Al Stone.

Personnel:

  • Gale Paridjanian – vocals, guitar, design
  • Olly Knights – vocals, guitar, design
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Will Solomon – percussion
  • Ben Davis – cello
  • Al Stone – engineer, mixing
  • Charlie Francis – engineer
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Cristophe Rihet – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Feeling Oblivion
  2. Underdog (Save Me)
  3. Emergency 72
  4. Future Boy
  5. The Door
  6. State Of Things
  7. By TV Light
  8. Slack
  9. Starship
  10. The Road
  11. Mind Over Money
  12. The Optimist
  13. Three Days Old