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April 24, 2017

Jefferson Starship – Modern Times (1981) – Lp

by Record Facts

Jefferson Starship is an American rock band formed in the early 1970s by several members of the former Jefferson Airplane. The band has undergone several major changes in personnel and genres through the years while retaining the same Jefferson Starship name. It is not to be confused with Starship, a spin-off of the group, featuring former co-lead singer Mickey Thomas, that also periodically tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Jefferson Starship
Title:  Modern Times
Year:  1981
Format:  LP
Label:  Grunt Records
Catalog# BZL1-3848

Modern Times is a 1981 album by Jefferson Starship. Grace Slick appeared on this album after a three-year absence. She returned near the end of the recording sessions, providing background vocals on some tracks as well as lead vocals on the single “Stranger” as a duet with lead singer Mickey Thomas. Although not appearing in the band picture on the gatefold cover, she is listed on the back cover of the LP with the credit “Introducing Grace Slick” and her picture is on the lyric sleeve with the note “Grace Slick courtesy of Grace Slick.” She joined the band officially for the 1981 tour. MTV debuted in 1981 and this was the first Jefferson Starship album to have promotional music videos. It was also the first album to feature a charting single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, which had premiered earlier in the year. The single “Find Your Way Back” reached #3 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

The song “Stairway to Cleveland” was inspired by a harsh review that Rolling Stone had given the album Freedom at Point Zero,[2] inspiring Paul to wrap lyrics around a phrase he had heard from Paul Warren: “Fuck you! We do what we want!”

 

Side one
1.  Find Your Way Back  (4:15)
2.  Stranger  (4:44)
3.  Wild Eyes (Angel)  (4:02)
4.  Save Your Love  (5:58)

Side two
1.  Modern Times  (2:36)
2.  Mary  (3:37)
3.  Free  (4:34)
4.  Alien  (4:42)
5.  Stairway To Cleveland (We Do What We Want)  (3:58)

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