Starship

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Aren't they already in as an incarnation of Jefferson Airplane, or is the committee considering Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship to be three separate acts?

Posted by Grregory Pietsch on Saturday, 10.17.09 @ 21:59pm


A few years ago Blender Magazine and VH1 named We Built This City the worst song ever, which was written by Bernie Taupin/Martin Page and performed by Starship, but no one has actually given an analytical reason as to why the song itself is bad as far as the lyrics, the music and the production are concerned.

CRITICS HAVE CITED THE FOLLOWING REASONS WHY WE BUILT THIS CITY IS A BAD SONG:

01. We Built This City was performed by a group who changed its name from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship to Starship and there is a line in the song that goes "Someone's always playing corporation games/Who cares they're always changing corporation names.

02. We Built This City is repeated too many times.

03. The song doesn't tell you which city it's talking about.

04. Bernie Taupin has said that the song is about Los Angeles in the early 1970s, but in the spoken part of the song, the DJ says "The City by the Bay" (which is San Francisco).

05. In the music video, Abraham Lincoln gets off of his Lincoln Memorial chair...to dance! (What does that have to do with the song?)

06. The radio announcer for no reason in the middle of the song.


We Built This City

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Music by Martin Page/Dennis Lambert/Peter Wolf

We Built This City

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll!

It's just another Sunday in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, and we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cause we're the ship of fools
Looking for America, crawling through your schools

I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
on another gorgeous sunny Saturday,
not seein' that bumper-to-bumper traffic

It's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.19.09 @ 15:27pm


That cracks me up !!!

"We Built this city" is repeated TOO MANY TIMES....!!!" - So What ?

Who makes all these Daft "Rules" for songs anyway....?

Who says that repeating a line makes a song BAD ?

For Example how often do the Beatles Repeat "Hello Goodbye" in that song then ?

or "Yeah Yeah Yeah" in "She Loves You"...?

Ray Davies Kinks song; "I'm Not like Everybody Else" actually repeats the title NINETEEN times in under THREE minutes....so does that mean Ray Davies writes BAD songs...?

What about Bob Dylan's "All The Tired Horses in The Sun" then...?

as for the fact the CITY is never named in the song....WHO SAYS it HAS to be...?

Surely a song should be able to have a UNIVERSAL appeal....for everybody ?

The criticisms of Pop & Rock Music are often utterly farcical...and in truth probably only reflect the Personal PREJUDICE of a particular Critic...

The Listener should always decide for themselves...!

As John Lennon once said: "S*d the critics !"

Posted by Len on Tuesday, 10.20.09 @ 04:03am


They built this city on nausea!!

Posted by The Drummer on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 17:04pm


Jefferson Airplane Inductees (6)

Marty Balin
Jack Casady
Spencer Dryden
Paul Kantner
Jorma Kaukonen
Grace Slick

COMPLETE MEMBERS LISTS

Jefferson Airplane (14)

Marty Balin
Jorma Kaukonen
Grace Slick
Skip Spence
Joey Covington
Papa John Creach
Paul Kantner
Signe Anderson
John Barbata
Jack Casady
Spencer Dryden
David Freiberg
Jerry Peloquin
Bob Harvey

Jefferson Starship (12)

Marty Balin
Grace Slick
Pete Sears
Papa John Creach
Paul Kantner
Mickey Thomas
Aynsley Dunbar
Craig Chaquico
John Barbata
Jack Casady
David Freiberg
Darby Gould

Starship (7)

Grace Slick
Pete Sears
Mickey Thomas
Craig Chaquico
Brett Bloomfield
Mark Morgan
Donny Baldwin

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.27.10 @ 08:20am


Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship members only

Grace Slick

Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship members only

Marty Balin
Papa John Creach
Paul Kantner
John Barbata
Jack Casady
David Freiberg

Jefferson Starship/Starship members only

Pete Sears
Mickey Thomas
Craig Chaquico

Starship members only

Brett Bloomfield
Mark Morgan
Donny Baldwin

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 07.28.10 @ 12:36pm


Marconi plays the Mamba

Bernie Taupin made an error when writing this song. He wrote Mamba (which is a snake), instead of Mambo (which is a dance) and no one corrected it.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 07:56am


A few years ago Blender Magazine and VH1 named We Built This City the worst song ever, which was written by Bernie Taupin/Martin Page and performed by Starship, but no one has actually given an analytical reason as to why the song itself is bad as far as the lyrics, the music and the production are concerned.

CRITICS HAVE CITED THE FOLLOWING REASONS WHY WE BUILT THIS CITY IS A BAD SONG:

01. We Built This City was performed by a group who changed its name from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship to Starship and there is a line in the song that goes "Someone's always playing corporation games/Who cares they're always changing corporation names.

02. Marconi plays the Mamba: Bernie Taupin made an error when writing this song. He wrote Mamba (which is a snake), instead of Mambo (which is a dance) and no one corrected it.

03. We Built This City is repeated too many times.

04. The song doesn't tell you which city it's talking about.

05. Bernie Taupin has said that the song is about Los Angeles in the early 1970s, but in the spoken part of the song, the DJ says "The City by the Bay" (which is San Francisco).

06. In the music video, Abraham Lincoln gets off of his Lincoln Memorial chair...to dance! (What does that have to do with the song?)

07. The radio announcer for no reason in the middle of the song.


We Built This City

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Music by Martin Page/Dennis Lambert/Peter Wolf

We Built This City

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares they're always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the Mamba,
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll!

It's just another Sunday in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, and we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball into our guitars
Don't tell us you need us, 'cause we're the ship of fools
Looking for America, crawling through your schools

I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
on another gorgeous sunny Saturday,
not seein' that bumper-to-bumper traffic

It's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 08:28am


Starship (1985-1990)

01. Grace Slick (vocals)
02. Mickey Thomas (vocals)
03. Craig Chaquico (guitar, synthesizers)
04. David Freiberg (bass, keyboards, synthesizers)
05. Pete Sears (bass, guitar, keyboards)
06. Donny Baldwin (drums, percussion)
07. Mark Morgan (keyboards, synthesizers)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 11.28.11 @ 18:17pm


http://www.hitparadehalloffame.com/artistbios/2010_artistpages/2012_artists/JeffersonAirplane.php

Nominated for the 2012 Hit Parade Hall of Fame as Jefferson Airplane/Starship

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 07.28.12 @ 20:21pm


Jefferson Airplane/Starship

01. Marty Balin (1965-1978; 1999; 2008: guitar, vocals)
02. Paul Kantner (1965-1984; 1999; 2008: guitar, banjo, vocals)
03. Jack Cassidy (1965-1972; 1999; 2008: bass; Hot Tuna)
04. Jorma Kaukonen (1965-1972: guitar, vocals; Hot Tuna)
05. Spencer Dryden (1966-1970: drums)
06. Grace Slick (1966-1988; 1999; 2008: vocals; The Great Society)
07. Craig Chaquico (1974-1990: guitar, synthesizers)
08. Pete Sears (1974-1987: bass, guitar, keyboards)
09. David Freiberg (1974-1984: bass, keyboards, synthesizers; Quicksilver Messenger Service)
10. Johnny Barbata (1974-1978: drums, percussion, vocals; The Sentinals, The Turtles)
11. Aynsley Dunbar (1979-1982: drums; Whitesnake, Journey)
12. Mickey Thomas (1979-Present: vocals; Elvin Bishop)
13. Donny Baldwin (1984-1989; 2008: drums, percussion; Elvin Bishop, Jerry Garcia Band)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.14.15 @ 11:02am


http://hitparadehalloffame.com/jefferson-airplane-starship/

Inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame as Jefferson Airplane/Starship

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.14.15 @ 11:10am


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