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Paul Kantner’s 10 Trippiest Lyrics

Revisit the Jefferson Airplane co-founder’s wildest psychedelic visions

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Paul Kantner performs with the Jefferson Starship in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on May 13, 1979.

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Paul Kantner‘s legacy is a lysergic one. As a co-founder and driving force behind Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, as well as a solo artist, the late singer-guitarist was a pioneer of acid rock in the Sixties. But even well into the Nineties and beyond, he was still making music that resonated with strange visions, metaphysical insights and magnificent weirdness. From hippie daydreams to transcendental sci-fi speculation, Kantner’s lyrics have never been anything less than otherworldly. Here are 10 choice examples.

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