Nuclear Furniture
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Nuclear Furniture

November 25, 2008

Song Title
Layin' It On The Line
No Way Out
Sorry Me, Sorry You
Live And Let Live
Rose Goes To Yale
Shining In The Moonlight

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Label: Grunt
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  • Total Length: 42:47
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  • ASIN: B001L2F8LW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,981 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nuclear Vacation April 20, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've bought everything JA/JS ever recorded and this is my favorite. It's totally pop metal, but not so completely sold-out that the Jefferson needed to be removed. Actually it's Paul Kantner's last album with the group. "No way out", "Laying it on the Line" were both big hits, and rightly so, and stand up today. However, the best songs on the album are "Rose goes to yale" and "Champion", seemingly parts 2 and 3 from "Freedom at Point Zero's" "lightnight rose". Get it, enjoy and shut it. It's the best.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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I look at the release of this album by Jefferson Starship in a similar light that I do the mid to late 80's releases by Black Sabbath. Two bands names who garnered so much attention and respect for a particular style and sound in the late 60's and early 70's that when it came time for the band to update their sound and the name remains the same, traditional fans get unruly. I think the album before this called "Modern Times" already had some leanings towards the type of radio-friendly pop rock that makes it's first headstrong and front-to-back appearance on this album. This same group of musicians (mostly anyway) would later cancel the "Jefferson" in their name and become known as just "Starship". This name is synonimous with tunes like "We Built This City", "Sara" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" to those of us who grew up listening to 80's rock. This album, the last one under the old monnicker is filled with the same great style of 80's pop rock music that the later 80's releases were! Only trouble is, some of us never knew about it until later on, because of the band's two name stereotyping (that would be me!). When I finally discovered this record, it was like a dream! I always loved the efforts of the Starship projects like "Knee Deep In Hoopla" and "Love Among The Cannibals" and to find that this was the same style was amazing and wonderful! In fact, other than "It's Not Enough" from the "Love Among The Cannibals" LP, "No Way Out" from "Nuclear Furniture" just might be my favorite (Jefferson) Starship song of all time! Forget the reviews of this album that mention the music as "simplistic" and "thrown together" and talking about them "selling-out" . Music is a funny thing, and times change. Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Gem from the 80's June 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
,One of the finest albums from the 80's indeed from both musical and sound engineering aspect.I have it on vinyl and was thrilled to see it in cd format.The collaboration between

Slick and Thomas was magical.Favorite cuts,"No Way Out",Layin it on the Line",Sorry Me Sorry You",Magician,The entire works is truly a piece of art.Highly underated.I loved "Freedom at Point Zero" but this one really takes the cake...A definite must Have!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Starship May 4, 2005
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There are so many great songs on here from Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick that it's not funny. At least four great songs which never made it to a greatest hits collection are: "Shining in the Moonlight" by Mickey Thomas, "Sorry Me, Sorry You", by Thomas and Slick, "Live and Let Live" by Thomas and Slick, and "Magician" by Slick. The vocals and synthesizers are awesome on here. A real 80's gem. This cd is very rare and very hard to find.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Correction August 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Peter Wolf who worked with JS on this CD is NOT the same guy from the J. Geils Band. Come on people, haven't you figured that out already? It's only been 21 years since this came out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A return to form. November 26, 2011
By ScottE
Format:Audio CD
"Nuclear Furniture" #28 (1984).
8th and final album by the Jefferson Starship. Paul Kantner would leave the band after it's release. Saw these guys in concert in '84, they did a great job, everybody wanted to talk with Grace Slick after the show. This album was a little better than "WOC". We start off with the rocking' "Layin' It On The Line" #66 hot 100 and #38 MSR, and the pop of "No Way Out" #23 hot 100, the technoish"Sorry Me, Sorry You", the electric "Connection", the fun "Rose Goes To Yale" (a little back story about Jodie Foster at the time). The Grace Slick tune "Magician", which would of fit perfectly on her solo album "Software". The mid-tempo "Assassin", Grace's intense "Showdown" and Kantner's uplifting "Champion". A nice comeback after the sluggish "Winds Of Change'. They would come out with a new album in 1985, under the name "Starship".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still cruising, but destabilizing in flight November 17, 2008
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For better or worse, the Jefferson Airplane/Starship were democratic bands, giving room for a lot of band members to have their say in songwriting. When everyone was more or less on the same page, fans would get diverse yet cohesive albums such as "Surrealstic Pillow", "Volunteers", "Dragonfly" or "Freedom at Point Zero". When they weren't, however, you ended up with disjointed works like "Spitfire" or the disastrous "Bark."

This album, the eighth from the Starship, is somewhere in the middle. By this time, the band had four separate factions of songwriters: rhythm guitarist/vocalist Paul Kantner's sci-fi/fantasy visions; singer Grace Slick, solo or with outsiders; bassist/keyboardist Pete Sears, providing music to his wife Jeanette's lyrics; and the pair-up of singer Mickey Thomas and lead guitarist Craig Chaquico.

This could have been very messy, but the band made the smart decision to bring back producer Ron Nevison, who had worked on the group's first two albums with Thomas as well as Grace's most recent solo album, "Software". Nevison also brought along Grace's songwriting partner from that album, Austrian keyboardist Peter Wolf.

Wolf provided most of the keyboard parts and arrangements to the album, which results in a signficant change in the JS sound. On "Freedom at Point Zero" and "Modern Times", Nevison let the guitars dominate, with keyboards in a support role. Here, Wolf's synthesizers are on an equal footing with the guitars in the mix. Combining this with new drummer Donny Baldwin's more basic rhythms and some drum machines, we have a slicker, more "80's" sound from the group.

That's not all bad, because it lends a coherence that might have otherwise been missing from the album. For instance, even so, the Searses' songs are all over the place.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better
Nuclear Furniture kicks off with a hard rockin tune that gets you hoping for the best for the rest of the record. “Connection” is part of a larger story. It does nothing for me. Read more
Published 16 days ago by constant reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Jefferson Starship Album
This has long been my favorite Jefferson Starship album. The first 3 songs are incredibly strong and the other material is varied and interesting.
Published 2 months ago by Gregory T. Ralls
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid, yet erratic
Grace Slick had been back for a few years when this was released in 1984. One thing about Jefferson Starship is that, due to so many different songwriting inputs, they are... Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by Captain Nemo
3.0 out of 5 stars Skip the first four songs!
In my opinion if you skip the first four songs you have a great Jefferson Starship EP!
Published on April 24, 2010 by Jed Jacobs
2.0 out of 5 stars Splintering of Jefferson Starship
Nuclear Furniture represents the last gasps from a group of musicians that once made up a cohesive band. Read more
Published on February 6, 2010 by Quinn L. Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent
Well, I will start my review by saying this: If you are buying this expecting this to be Jefferson Starship's best album, don't buy it. Read more
Published on September 9, 2008 by Johnny Boy
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but interesting
One thing that JS did was change - they never stayed the same. Whether with a fiddle player (red octapus), playing science fiction music or just good rockers, they always were... Read more
Published on July 29, 2005 by Marty Jones
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