Even cooler and more powerful than you'd imagine!
FAQ & LYRICS (below)
Q: Who did the original vocals isolation and remastering?
A: I don't know. It has been floating around the web for some time--it's superb.
Q: What did you do?
A: Edited out 30 seconds of silence in the beginning, added amplification, and very very minor noise reduction. Also made the slideshow :)
Q: Did you add reverb or echo effects?
A: No. Compare here to the original recording and production -- and its prominent reverb:
Q: Did you---or the studio or producers--enhance *vibrato*?
A: None of the above. Here's a good live TV performance, with Grace Slick's vibrato (and mostly sans reverb)
Q: Where was this recorded?
A: According to Jefferson Airplane bassist, Jack Casady, “We recorded it out at Sunset and Ivar, in a huge room at RCA where they used to record A Hundred And One Strings. The room was massive, so we basically set up the instrumentation in the middle of this room and played it live onto four-track. It was very simple to record. I just led the song out as a bass part like Bolero, ripping off Ravel. It was all slow and slinky, it gave us the atmosphere we wanted.” (check out this fine article for more background on this song, Grace Slick, and the Jefferson Airplane:
Q: People are getting the lyrics wrong - can you post them?
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
When she was just small
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know
When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen's off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said:
Feed your head.
Feed your head
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