Freedom at Point Zero is a 1979 album by Jefferson Starship. It was the first album for new lead singer Mickey Thomas, and the first after both Marty Balin and Grace Slick left the prior year. Grace rejoined the band for their next album Modern Times in 1981. The single “Jane” peaked on the charts at #14.
Aynsley Dunbar plays drums on this album; he had left Journey the previous year.
The song “Lightning Rose” predicts the concept of their Nuclear Furniture album, and in fact its character Lightning Rose would return on Nuclear Furniture as the key character in that album’s concept.
The album cover for Freedom at Point Zero was shot on location in the San Francisco Bay on board the USCGC Midgett.
“Jane” was featured in the 2009 video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, as well as the opening music to the film Wet Hot American Summer.
1. “Jane” David Freiberg, Jim McPherson Freiberg, McPherson, Paul Kantner, Craig Chaquico 4:07
2. “Lightning Rose (Carry the Fire)” Kantner Kantner 4:36
3. “Things to Come” Kantner, China Wing Kantner P. Kantner 4:49
4. “Awakening” Jeannette Sears Pete Sears 7:59
1. “Girl with the Hungry Eyes” Kantner Kantner 3:28
2. “Just the Same” Chaquico, J. Sears Chaquico, Eric Van Soest 5:17
3. “Rock Music” Chaquico, J. Sears Chaquico 3:35
4. “Fading Lady Light” J. Sears P. Sears, Mark Unobsky 3:39
5. “Freedom at Point Zero (Climbing Tiger Mountain through the Sky)” Kantner Kantner 4:25