A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly

Album: After Bathing at Baxter's (1967)

Songfacts®:

  • Psychedelic Rock often attempts to replicate the drug experience through music, which can in many cases lead to introspection and a deeper awareness. However, many drug experiences feel more like this sounds: a cacophony of noise with no real meaning. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 5

  • Fred from Laurel, MdNote that the YouTube video on this page goes from the end of this track, at 1:40, into the song, "Young Girl Sunday Blues," which goes up to the end (actually to ~ 5:10).
  • Fred from Laurel, MdBertrand - I largely agree; this one reminds me of "Revolution 9" on the Beatles' white (double) album, and Zappa & the Mothers' "Help, I'm a Rock," and "Return of the Son of Monster Magnet," from their Freak Out album. I think Zappa did a better job of it than JA, though.

    I believe a large part of the appeal of this at the time, was to get us to listen repeatedly, in order to find 'hidden gems.'
  • Ryan from Orange, CaWhile it may not have much musical or lyrical value, the last line obviously has great meaning: "No man is island. He is a peninsula." Pretty easy to understand. If nobody is an island, but a peninsula, then we're all one. I like the metaphor.
  • Peter from Newark, NyI really enjoy the part where the person says "I don't believe New York City is an Island." Unfortunately, I don't know the voices of the guys well enough to know who is who on this one. I look at the ad on this page, and think to myself that this song would make one heck of a ringtone.lol
  • Norlyn from Geneva, IlOne of the very few Jefferson Airplane songs that do nothing for me. I guess I'm not experimental enough to enjoy it ...
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