Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by the American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released by RCA Victor on February 1, 1967. It is the first album by the band with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard album chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album is considered to be one of the quintessential works of the early psychedelic rock and 1960s counterculture eras.
Original drummer Alexander «Skip» Spence had left the band in mid-1966. He was soon replaced by Dryden, an experienced Los Angeles jazz drummer and the half-nephew of Charlie Chaplin. New female vocalist Slick, formerly with another San Francisco rock band the Great Society, joined the Airplane in the fall of 1966. Slick, Dryden, male lead vocalist Marty Balin, guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Paul Kantner, lead guitarist (and occasional vocalist) Jorma Kaukonen, and bassist Jack Casady formed the core of the best-known line-up of the group, which remained stable until Dryden’s departure in early 1970.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 146 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the «500 Greatest Albums of All Time»,maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list. It was voted number 174 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums.
In January 2017, «Somebody to Love» received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, while «White Rabbit» received a platinum certification.
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She Has Funny Cars 3:03
Somebody To Love 2:54
My Best Friend 2:59
Comin’ Back To Me 5:18
3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds 3:39
D.C.B.A. – 25 2:33
How Do You Feel 3:26
Embryonic Journey 1:51
White Rabbit 2:27
Plastic Fantastic Lover 2:33