The twin departures of both Marty Balin and (briefly) Grace Slick gave Jefferson Starship an opportunity to update its sound in advance of new decade -- and the results on 'Freedom at Point Zero' offered a more straight-forward, more metallic approach.
How Starship traded in the Summer of Love ideals espoused by their original incarnation, Jefferson Airplane, for a handful of Top 40 hits.
We usually use our Hilariously Outdated Videos series to unearth music clips marked by visual and conceptual anachronisms denoting their origins in a distant past. So it takes a very special candidate to make the grade while simultaneously attempting to depict a future time and place -- or at least a galaxy far, far away ...
By the middle of 1978, Jefferson Airplane had upgraded to Starship and were in the process of running out of fuel. The band (including singer Grace Slick) was on tour in Europe to promote the recently released 'Earth' album when a stop in Germany deteriorated into a confusing mess. "She'd always had a thing about Germany," wrote Jeff Tamarkin in the band bio 'Got a Revolution!' "All things Deutsche brought out the worst in her."
It's a very cool time for fans of the Jefferson Starship. Back in 2009 at the 'Roswell UFO Parade & Festival', the band, along with the likes of Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, among others, performed a sci-fi concert at Pearson Auditorium in honor of the parade, also acting as the 'Grand Martians' for that year.