|Light The Sky On Fire|
|Produced by Larry Cox and Jefferson Starship|
|Released on November 1978|
|US CHART POSITION #66 (charted Dec. 2, 1978 for 6 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|FB-11426 w. gold sleeve
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W hile I’ve yet to hear a Starship album that sounds like a prog rock record, the nonalbum “Light The Sky On Fire” paired with Dragonfly’s “Hyperdrive” sounds like a prog rock single anyway. The Craig Chaquico-penned A side features Marty Balin playing the psychedelic stargazer bookend to the slickwitch, conjuring as much menace as you’d get from BOC with a synthesizer riff borrowed from The Who. “Hyperdrive” is a trip, highlighted by a guitar/violin attack that’s almost Crimson in intent. The single version runs about a minute less than the elpee by cutting the song after the first, final fade (the elpee version returned for another minute of music); otherwise the two seem identical. And if you know which classical theme the band hijacks for the second half of “Hyperdrive,” please let me know (it’s driving me crazy). This single was also included free with copies of the 1979 compilation Gold (which is the orphan I own, known by its gold sleeve).
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US/CAN||November 1978||Grunt||7"||FB-11426||picture sleeve|
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