One of the first hippie anthems to sneak past radio censors on the sly, Grace Slick’s masterful psychedelic homage to both Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland and the brighter side of hallucinogens, dropped on this day in 1967.
When Jefferson Airplane mount a poppy jazz pedestal for Slick to let loose her gravy contralto, in hopes her listeners will remember what the dormouse said, “feed your head,” like, more than blew some damn minds, it bottled an ethos of a generation without ever succumbing to the nightmares of the darker times on its heels. Don’t be shy now, follow the “White Rabbit:”
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