500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Jefferson Airplane, 'White Rabbit'
Writer: Grace Slick
Producer: Rick Jarrard
Released: Sept. '67, RCA
10 weeks; No. 8
"White Rabbit" was a trippy rock & roll bolero written by Airplane vocalist Slick. "Our parents read us stories like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz," Slick said. "They all have a place where children get drugs, and are able to fly or see an Emerald City or experience extraordinary animals and people… And our parents are suddenly saying, 'Why are you taking drugs?' Well, hello!"
Appears on: Surrealistic Pillow (RCA)