“Blows Against the Empire” by Jefferson Starship – What happened to “the Revolution”?


This Jefferson Airplane/Starship album was released in 1970. The album was bold in it’s title but the countercultural revolution portrayed in the album was merely for the counterculturists to escape the empire on an actual starship in order to restart a new humankind elsewhere. Jefferson Starship was still claiming something revolutionary ( namely inner transformation and societal transformation via the influx of “eastern” religious thought) would happen when several years later on “Dragonfly” they sang Continue reading