Grace Slick Supports Louisiana Oil Spill

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Grace Slick, a famous song writer and singer in the psychedelic rock genre, had partnered with songwriter Michelle Mangione to aid the oil spill area in Louisiana. With Grammy Museum also supporting their intent, the two artists created the song “The Edge of Madness.”

According to Mangione in an interview, “Grace was so pissed off by Louisiana being hit from every angle, between Katrina and now BP, that she sent me these lyrics and asked me to write the music. We started putting out the word to other musicians and singers who also felt helpless and wondered what they could do. Then the parts just started coming in.”

Grace Slick commented in an interview, “I always thought government was supposed to take care of its people… What’s going on?”

There were 20 musicians and singers who joined the two song writers. These included Bill Medley, Tom Dumont from No Doubt, Billy Zoom, Martha Davis, Kid Ramos, Larry Hanson from Alabama, Terri Nunn and Steven Hodges from Smashing Pumpkins.

The recording is available in the Grammy Museum store. Last 24th of July, The Edge of Madness song was featured at the art exhibit and reception in Los Angeles’ The Grammy Museum.

Grace Slick was lead singer in 1960s of the bands The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. Slick went solo since mid-1960s and went on for 3 decades. Slick helped redefine the role of women in contemporary music. She was known for her powerful contralto vocals and her witty song lyrics.


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