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Monday, May 11, 2009

White Rabbit/Jefferson Airplane

Another blast from the psychedelic Sixties, this classic from Jefferson Airplane's 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow combines imagery from two novels by Lewis Carroll--Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1865, and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There--with a lot of drug references. The song seems to suggest that this type of literature, in which characters consume magic mushrooms and drink potions to make themselves bigger or smaller, might induce children to take drugs.

Submitted by Carrie Jenott

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