Unlike the original, Papa John Creech was a member of the band during 1972 and his electric fiddle makes the cut. It is said that Paul Kantner, who wrote the tune, had been a fan of science fiction since his preteen years. It was the first sci-fi themed song that Kantner had penned.
Studio Version from 1970
Originally released as the “B” side to “Mexico” – a non-album single in 1970, the studio version versions of both tunes would later appear on the compilation album “Early Flight” that was released in 1974. “Mexico” only charted at #102.