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Jefferson Airplane

Triad

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1968
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1969
  • 1970

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“Triad” is a song written by David Crosby in 1967 about a ménage à trois, a subject perfectly in keeping with the “free love” hippie philosophies of the day. The song was written while Crosby was a member of the rock band The Byrds, who were at that time recording their fifth studio album, The Notorious Byrd Brothers. Although the band did record “Triad” and perform it live during a September 1967 engagement at the Whisky a Go Go, it was not included on The Notorious Byrd Brothers album. According to Crosby, this was due to lead guitarist Roger McGuinn and bass player Chris Hillman feeling that its subject-matter was too controversial, with McGuinn in particular allegedly deriding the song as a “freak-out orgy tune.“ These tensions had arisen as a result of several... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Why can't we go on as three ... I don't really see

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