Chart Position: 8

  • #483 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Grace Slick
  • Lead vocals: Grace Slick
  • Guitar: Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukekon
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Produced by Rick Jarrard
  • The psychedelic imagery depicted in the lyrics is taken from/inspired by Lewis Carroll’s fantasy stories ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and the sequel ‘Through the Looking Glass’
  • This was one of the first popular songs containing drug references that got radio airplay without censorship
  • Jefferson Airplane did not have another Top 40 hit until their evolution to Jefferson Starship and the release of ‘Miracles’ (1975)
  • A 1971 book about a drug addict takes its title from the line ‘Go Ask Alice’
  • Later recorded by Great Society (1968), Mops (1968), George Benson (1971), Damned (1980), 8 Eyed Spy (1981), Lindsay Butler (1982), ACT (1987), Sanctuary (1988), White Flag (1993), Death Method (1993), June Tabor (1998), Murmurs (1995), My Morning Jacket (2000), Collide (2000), Holly Shelton & John Colianni (2000), Blue Man Group (2003), Nicole Campbell (2004), Eight to the Bar (2005), Lana Lane (2006), Patti Smith (2007), Mosaic Whispers (2007), Cruxshadows (2007), Grace Potter & Nocturnals (2010), Rene Marie (2011), Violara (2016) and many others

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