With a story like that it s hard not to get interested in what promises to be a weird. Original oar little hands 0 00 cripple creek 3 44diana 6 01 margaret tiger rug 9 33weighted down the prison song 11 51war in peace 18 1.
Oddly it also signalled the beginning of his most prolific writing cycle.
Alexander skip spence. He released one solo album 1969 s oar and then largely withdrew from the music industry. April 16 1999 dominican hospital santa cruz california spence was a guitarist in an early line up of quicksilver messenger service before marty balin recruited him to be the drummer for jefferson airplane. It s april 1999 and alexander spence skip to all who know him has been admitted to the local dominican hospital with pneumonia.
He was co founder of moby grape and played guitar with them until 1969. First track off oar the only solo album by the ex moby grape and jefferson airplane member enjoy any copyright violation is unintended. I don t own no ri.
His son omar arrives with a promo pressing of more oar the aforementioned benefit album and plays it at his bedside. Alexander skip spence according to the liner notes in oar recorded the entire album himself in short sessions after checking out of a sanitarium. In june of 1968 alexander skip spence was admitted into the psychiatric ward of new york s bellevue hospital in lower manhattan putting an end to a highly creative period of his life.
Now things have deteriorated further. Sundazed restores the original columbia album version of oar directly from the 2 track master tapes circa 1968. Alexander lee skip spence april 18 1946 april 16 1999 was a canadian born american singer songwriter and musician.
The visionary solo work recorded during alexander skip spence s last days as part of the seminal san francisco band moby grape. Alexander lee skip spence april 18 1946 april 16 1999 was a musician and singer songwriter best known for his work with jefferson airplane moby grape and as a solo artist. The doctors have also diagnosed lung cancer.
Alexander lee skip spence windsor 18 aprile 1946 santa cruz 16 aprile 1999 è stato un musicista e cantautore canadese che ha trascorso gran parte della propria vita negli stati uniti e in particolare in california noto per la sua collaborazione con i jefferson airplane per essere stato il fondatore dei moby grape ed infine per aver intrapreso una breve carriera come solista. He was born in windsor ontario canada and his family relocated to san jose california in the late read more.