Grace Slick has been absent from the music world since 1989, but resurfaced to speak to the Wall Street Journal about Pink’s cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” for the new Johnny Depp movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Grace said, “It’s good. Pink has the vocal power, which is all I care about. Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of
versions of the song where singers don’t have the attitude or vocal force you need on it. Pink knows how to sing… [She] sings with power, but it’s something more. You sense that if she wanted to, she could open the throttle even more at any time. That coiled energy creates drama and catches the ear.”
The song, for those who don’t know, utilizes imagery found in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.
Asked if she plans to see the movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, Grace says she’ll have to wait for it to come to video-on-demand. “I have a foot condition and can’t go to movies or out for longer than about eight minutes. I also don’t have a screening room, a computer or a cellphone. I’m not quite as ‘L.A. rock star’ as you might think.”
Since hanging up her microphone, Grace has dedicated herself to painting.