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Nuclear Furniture

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Download links and information about Nuclear Furniture by Jefferson Starship. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 42:47 minutes.

Artist: Jefferson Starship
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 42:47
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Layin' It On the Line 4:11
2. No Way Out 4:22
3. Sorry Me, Sorry You 4:07
4. Live and Let Live 3:51
5. Connection 4:25
6. Rose Goes to Yale 2:57
7. Magician 3:23
8. Assassin 3:53
9. Shining In the Moonlight 3:38
10. Showdown 3:22
11. Champion 4:38

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Nuclear Furniture, like the other Jefferson Starship albums of the early '80s, is a competent but rather forgettable collection of radio-friendly dual guitar/keyboard period pop tunes. It holds up better than previous efforts Modern Times and Winds of Change, though, due to improved songwriting and the temporarily revitalized presence of Paul Kantner (who would acrimoniously leave the band, taking the "Jefferson" with him, after this album). Kantner's three efforts — "Connection," "Rose Goes to Yale," and "Champion" — paint an intriguing and sometimes humorous picture of sifting through a post-apocalyptic Earth. "Champion," in fact, perfectly synthesizes his dual roles as unapologetic idealist hippie and aging storyteller/mythmaker. The remaining tracks are largely mid-tempo rockers, sounding much like Foreigner filler. "No Way Out" became a Top 40 hit with its catchy keyboard riff, but on most of the other cuts, bandmembers Craig Chaquico, Pete Sears, David Freiberg, and Donny Baldwin are content to go through the motions. The usually thought-provoking Grace Slick commits the almost unpardonable sin of applying cheesy synth drums to her composition "Magician," but acquits herself on the smart, intense "Showdown," one of her finest moments of the '80s, both lyrically and vocally. All told, Nuclear Furniture is most notable in the Jefferson lexicon as the album that made permanent the schism between Paul Kantner's lingering political punditry and Mickey Thomas's desire for disposable arena rock. The tension between the two angles makes for an intriguing if uneven album.