Offered for sale is an original mono promotional U.S. pressing of the 1967 Jefferson Airplane LP, After Bathing at Baxter’s.
The mono version of this December, 1967 title was deleted shortly after the album’s initial release.
About this copy: The copy of After Bathing at Baxter’s is a 1967 mono pressing on the black RCA label.
The cover is VG-, with moderate ring and edge wear, two punch holes in the upper left hand corner and a repaired 3″ (8 cm) split along the top edge. The words “Not For Sale Promotion Use Only” have been stamped in the upper left hand corner of the back cover.
The custom inner sleeve is VG+ with a small split on one side.
The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs. The LP has clearly had little play. Stamper number on both sides is 4S.
A nice copy of a terrific album and only the second mono copy we’ve ever seen.
Background: After the mainstream success of 1967’s Surrealistic Pillow, the Jefferson Airplane got a bit more experimental with their second album of the year, After Bathing at Baxter’s. While the album lacked the hit singles of its predecessor, with “The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil” peaking at #42, it more than made up for it in pure psychedelia.
Here’s what AllMusic.com had to say in their review:
After Bathing at Baxter’s was among the purest of rock’s psychedelic albums, offering few concessions to popular taste and none to the needs of AM radio, which made it nowhere remotely as successful as its predecessor, but it was also a lot more daring. The album also showed a band in a state of ferment, as singer/guitarist Marty Balin largely surrendered much of his creative input in the band he’d founded, and let Paul Kantner and Grace Slick dominate the songwriting and singing on all but one cut (“Young Girl Sunday Blues”). The group had found the preceding album a little too perfect, and not fully representative of the musicians or what they were about, and they were determined to do the music their way on Baxter’s; additionally, they’d begun to see how far they could take music (and music could take them) in concert, in terms of capturing variant states of consciousness.
Original pressings of After Bathing at Baxter’s are rather scarce, as RCA changed label designs (and the catalog number for this LP) about a year after the album’s release.
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