Jefferson Starship are sort of like Wings: If you disregard their legacy, you won't be let down. As a matter of fact, before they devolved into the castrated offshoot Starship, and recorded what is arguably the most irritating song of all time ("We Built This City"), Jefferson Starship were even pretty good (Red Octopus kinda rules, and you have to give the group props for brandishing Summer of Love ideals well into the '70s). The band is currently on life support and features only two "classic" members, the group's bespectacled mastermind Paul Kantner and bassist David Freiberg. Their latest release, 2008's Jefferson's Tree of Liberty is a covers album featuring a particularly egregious mash-up of "Imagine" and "Redemption Song." MORGAN TROPER
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