Jefferson Airplane – Bark

23 Dec

JAB - Bark CB035 front

Allmusic

Release: CB035

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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3 Responses to “Jefferson Airplane – Bark”

  1. Owen Smith January 25, 2015 at 15:22 #

    I was going to say fidelity isn’t great, but rockyofpittsburgh beat me to it. The quad mix is generally great, but I think in a few tracks the vocals are too low in the mix eg. the first track. The Q8 transfer is good generally, clearly the Captain put some work into this if the tape was in poor condition. Only occasional tape hiss and very little sign of other Q8 issues (though I hear near drop outs in track 1) which matches with the limited fidelity being on the tape when new.

    It’s interesting comparing this to what several members did later in succesor band Jefferson Starship on Red Octopus and Spitfire, I can hear the common musical heritage. Bark is psychedelic rock, but by the time of Red Octopus the world had moved on and the music had to change with it.

  2. rockyofpittsburgh December 23, 2014 at 16:23 #

    This tape was not in very good condition, but The Captain managed to rescue it. It sounds the way it always sounded. Fidelity is not the greatest. It sounds like an 8-track tape. There is some hiss. Two songs were switched on the tape – “Crazy Miranda” and “Never Argue With A German . . .”. It is a great Quad mix. The two songs by Jorma Kaukonen – “Feel So Good” and “Third Week In The Chelsea” make this worthwhile.

    Marty Balin had quit the band, but they got Papa John Creech on electric fiddle. Jorma, Papa John, and bassist Jack Cassady went on to form Hot Tuna, the beginnings of which can be heard on “Wild Turkey”.

  3. lupineassassin December 23, 2014 at 06:37 #

    Another nice one! Thanks. 😀

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