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what are your opinions on Starship's "We Built This City"?


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Posted on Apr 20, 2012 11:20:07 PM PDT
Brian says:
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 11:51:11 PM PDT
Always loved that song and always will: simply put, it's a good song from the eighties. I got all the JA cd's and many things from JS and I love them but..that time was done when "We Built.." came out. It was a good occasion to listen Grace Slick again (what did you expect from her, to sing "White Rabbit" - that I love - in 1985???) and I really appreciated it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 7:38:55 AM PDT
John Cammack says:
Just tell me one thing: why do they sing the words "We built this city on rock 'n' roll" when the song itself is not rock 'n' roll and has nothing to do with rock 'n' roll?

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 7:42:47 AM PDT
John Cammack says:
It is nothing but light pop dribble with a goofy synthesizer sound that makes it much more fit for a kid's show like Barney than for rock 'n' roll radio!

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 8:05:27 AM PDT
John Cammack says:
Do you seriously think any of the legends of rock would listen to this song and be anything but ticked off when they hear that goofy, lightweight, fluff chorus with the words, "we built this city...on rock 'n' roll"?

Would Elvis think it's a cool song? Would the Beatles? How about Led Zeppelin, The Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, The Who, BTO, or even the original Jefferson Airplane? Can you imagine what Neil Young or Frank Zappa would say about it?

Would these artists who actually invented and played real rock 'n' roll say it's a good rock song? Or would they say, like I do, "It makes me wanna PUKE!" ?

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 9:04:46 AM PDT
It's just a song but some of you guys sound like you wanna attack Pakistan because of it....

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 11:44:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 11:44:27 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
If they start singing it over there yeah...we've bombed people for less ;)

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 11:47:50 AM PDT
Pipe it into Gitmo for the inmates to enjoy!

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 9:47:29 PM PDT
John Cammack says:
Good idea! That song would make a great torture device. If you play it enough times, you will get the terrorists to give up all the info. they have about their bosses. They will wonder, "Should I tell the interrogators what they want to know, even though my buddies might cut my head off later?--Definitely! If I hear it again my head's going to explode, anyway!"

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 10:10:55 PM PDT
I just wanted them to dance....

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 10:22:22 PM PDT
Maynard F. says:
OMFG..the absolute WORST piece of garbage EVER....I practically break my car stereo from slamming the "chage station" button so fast. Pure dreck and sheer torture to one's earholes. And that is its GOOD points....I agree with many of the other repliers. We could use this song instead of waterboarding and probably wipe out terorism in one fell swoop.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:24:31 PM PDT
Maynard F. says:
Dude..I get dry heaves when I listen to this piece of garbage.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 6:44:06 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Thankfully I haven't heard it in YEARS!

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 8:08:52 AM PDT
John Cammack says:
What is the worst song lyric of all time: "Knee deep in the hoopla" or "Marconi plays the mamba"? You decide.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 10:31:02 AM PDT
D. Mok says:
The worst lyrics are:

"Someone's always playing/Corporation games/Who cares, they're always changing/Corporation names/We just want to dance, yeah/Someone stole the stage"
"Don't you rememb-a/We built this city on rock and roll"

- Even if the lyrics were good, the hyper-irritating way Grace Slick sang them on the record would make them insufferable.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 5:56:21 PM PDT
Makes ya' wonder just how many times this song has been performed on "American Idol" and "Glee" ???

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 6:55:31 PM PDT
Another use of this song...to get rid of unwanted guests!!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 4:46:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2012 6:37:02 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
Another use of this song...to get rid of unwanted pests!!

Mice and cockroaches have been known to hang themselves after repeated play of this wonderful little ditty.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 6:27:42 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Another use of this song...to return to drug use!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 6:39:19 AM PDT
As artistically satisfying as "Bossa Nova Baby" (Elvis).

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 2:52:07 PM PDT
The one song I liked they've done in the mid 80s that I feel deserves more recognition is "No Way Out", I find it to be a much better song than "We Built This City" yet wasn't nearly as popular.

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 2:58:37 PM PDT
I always imagine Stevie Nicks singing this song!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012 5:07:28 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Eddie

I've never had a problem with the song and dont understand the "problem". It's a typical rock song and better than many. Ive heard a lot worse, especially from the latter day Starship after Kantner and Slick left. I prefer WBTC to anything by ACDC or Van Halen.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012 5:19:31 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Who cares what they think? I like what I like, and dislike what I dislike, regardless of what the "legends" like or dislike. You might be surprised to find some of them might like it. They may not have as much musical snobbery as you think. I don't know. I havent talked to any of them lately. How many of them besides The Beatles had any #1 hits?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2012 5:20:02 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Philip

lol! Good post!
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