Album: Crown of Creation (1968)


  • Vocalist Grace Slick wrote this song about drummer Spencer Dryden for his 30th birthday. Slick said, "It was the whole 'you can't trust anybody over 30,' and Spencer was turning 30. The situation amused me." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kyle - Loveland, CO

Comments: 4

  • Dorianne from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia EverythingJefferson Airplane had their own unique flavor no one could copy, though many bands tried. It's sad to me when I realize there aren't many around anymore who even know this music
  • Valerie from Eureka, CaYea, it's a really cool song. OOOH, Kevin in NJ. 11 years til you hit 30! Ouch. I wish I could say that. 30 is long ago behind me. Jon in Sonoma, how do you know about the shaving cream and the acid trip?
  • Kevin from Roselle Park, NjThis is a great song, 11 more years until i hit 30
  • Jon from Sonoma, CaIt was written about Dryden and bassist Jack Cassady. Lather was the shaving cream Spencer used. but the part about lying around in the sand was about Jack on an acid trip going down to the beach where he got arrested for indecent exposure.
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