UP UP AND AWAY [COVERART PAIR #28]

UP UP AND AWAY [COVERART #28]

The Flying Machine “The Flying Machine” [Janus Records, 1969] / Joe Walsh “The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get” [Probe/abc Records, 1973]

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“Up up and away” by The 5th Dimension [1967]

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To all Vinyl Connection followers and visitors: may 2014 bring you clear air and trouble-free aviation.

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Jerrerson Airplane “After Bathing at Baxter’s”

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14 comments

  1. How about the cover of ‘The Worst of Jefferson Airplane’ ?

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    1. Jefferson Airplane’s After Bathing at Baxter’s has touched down below-above.

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  2. Sweet dreams and Flying Machines in pieces on the ground. But that was James Taylor’s Flying Machine; the British band was safe. 😉

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    1. Nice connection. May you have fire to warm you and rain to make the garden thrive.
      PS. The British Flying Machine is a pretty lame affair. Late 60s pop of an undistinguished nature, I’m afraid.

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      1. Oh, I’ve seen fire, and I’ve seen rain. 😉 A great song. Nothing lame about good old JT. Love the Sweet Baby James album.

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  3. What about the first Led Zeppelin album?

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    1. Duly added. Though not transportation I would recommend to friends of Vinyl Connection.
      And remember, never smoke until the ‘No Smoking’ sign goes off.

      Any other aeronautical covers?

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      1. Electric Light Orchestra’s “Out Of The Blue” in a very odd way but there is a plane landing in a space station?

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    2. Ha-Ha. ‘Lighter than air’ suggests that there actually IS air. Let’s leave space for another outing.

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      1. How about one focusing on Space Cowboys?

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  4. For when you do the jet-powered version: Budgie’s Squawk

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    1. A bit too murderously efficient looking for me, Vic. I like my flying machines more sub-sonic. BTW, do you like Budgie? I’ve never really got into them but I know many hard-rock fans rate them.

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      1. I am a fan, although never moved beyond the first three albums (released ’71 – ’73). For me, Budgie managed a wonderful blending of tasty bits from Sabbath, Zeppelin, and Wishbone Ash, and then took it over the top by filtering out the self-serious and adding a just-right pinch of happy.

        Taste is a very personal thing, I know, but it does seem to my simple mind that there ought to be an affinity overlap between Budgie fandom and say, Leaf Hound inclinations. (P.S. I like Taste too, but that’s neither here nor there.)

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        1. Early work works for me. I think I’m tempted to add them to the list; the Wishbone Ash ref is probably what tipped the balance. And the Leafhound of course (smile). (I’ve picked up that parenthetical alphabetic emoticon thing from you, Vic). I also recalled a Budgie reference in a VC post…
          https://vinylconnection.com.au/2014/09/06/digging-the-age-of-plastic/

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