Offered for sale is an original stereo pressing of the 1967 Jefferson Airplane LP, After Bathing at Baxter’s, complete with hype sticker.
About the copy offered for sale: The copy of After Bathing at Baxter’s offered for sale is an original stereo pressing, believed to be on the black RCA label with Nipper at the top that was last used in early 1969. This is a thick, heavy pressing. The record is sealed and is presumably new and unplayed. The album should also include a custom inner sleeve that came with all original pressings of the album.
The wrap is tight with no rips or tears, though there is a punch hole in the upper right hand corner of the cover. This copy includes the rare hype sticker that lists the song titles as well as both the mono and stereo catalog numbers, which is indicative of a first pressing.
See the photo for an example of what the label on this LP should look like.
A gorgeous copy of a terrific album and one of the great psychedelic albums of all time.
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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