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This was the first track on the album, and released as the B-side for their more well-known "Volunteers." It didn't chart.
Due to Jefferson Airplane's experience and popularity among the American youth, they were granted complete artistic control for the Volunteers album. They exercised it here with a chorus of "Up against the wall, motherf--kers" that became a rallying cry for the counterculture.
One of the first recorded uses of the word "f--k."
On a previous album, After Bathing at Baxter's, they battled with their record company, RCA, over the use of the word "s--t." It was deleted from the lyric sheet.
The (uncensored) performance of this song for The Dick Cavett Show episode broadcast on August 19, 1969 marked the first time that the "f-word" was ever said/sung on television. Apparently, Cavett was asked to make a pre-show disclaimer statement before the broadcast. (thanks, Tony - Westbury, NY)
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