Marty Balin’s “Young Girl Sunday Blues” is the only close to normal song on the album. His superb tenor voice carries the song along and would increasingly make one wish that he would have been more active in the studio.
The group attacks to the very end. “Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon” combines an early use of guitar feedback and harmonies by the group. Slick, Balin, and Kantner have always been underrated in their ability to weave their voices together into an intricate sound.
After Bathing At Baxter’s is a unique album as it will take you on a trip of the ear and mind. No matter what state of mind you may be in or out of; it still remains an interesting listen over four decades later.