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Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!

Welcome to the Wrecking Ball! is Grace Slick's 1981 follow-up to her solo album Dreams (1980). Her third solo album, it was released before stepping back into her old position in Jefferson Starship. The lyrics of the first track include numerous references to Slick's dislike of rock journalists and critics. The songs Slick wrote for side-B of the album are closer in style to the psychedelic songs of Jefferson Airplane than to the songs on the previous album Dreams, and the song "No More Heroes" contains vocal overlays and tape effects speeding up and slowing down the song. The album rose to #48 on the Billboard charts.

Track listing

Side A

  1. "Wrecking Ball" (Grace Slick, Scott Zito) – 3:49
  2. "Mistreater" (Zito) – 3:23
  3. "Shot In The Dark" (Zito) – 3:18
  4. "Round & Round" (Zito) – 3:37
  5. "Shooting Star" (Zito) – 5:19

Side B

  1. "Just A Little Love" (Zito) – 4:21
  2. "Sea Of Love" (Zito) – 4:04
  3. "Lines" (Slick, Zito) – 3:20
  4. "Right Kind" (Slick, Zito) – 3:07
  5. "No More Heroes" (Slick, Zito) – 3:52

Singles

  • "Sea of Love" (1981)
  • "Mistreater" (1981)

Personnel

Production

  • Ron Frangipane – producer, arrangements
  • Ed Sprigg – engineer
  • Scott Zito – arrangements
  • Skip Johnson – management, cover concept
  • Michael Guerra, Alan Meyerson, Kevin Ryan – assistant engineers
  • Jim Mesham – equipment manager
  • Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami and The Hit Factory, NYC
  • Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC, by Bob Ludwig
  • Grace Slick – cover concept
  • Roger Ressmeyer – photo
  • "Bijou" – make-up
  • Joe Stelmach – art director
  • Tony King – creative director

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