Music for a Sunday: Leave a message with the rain

Here’s the first Jefferson Starship song I ever heard, back in the summer of ’81:

I had forgotten just how gorgeous the instrumentals of this one were. It’s been too long since I last heard it!

And here’s the second, in an excellent live recording:

Love how everyone is all happy and exuberant at the end, singing together. They used to be Jefferson Airplane in the ’60s, and clearly they carried that collaborative, collective hippie vibe forward into the hard-rocking ’80s, even if the sound changed quite radically.

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