I forgot about Starship

129 words written by dylan
Posted July 30, 2003 @ 11:07 PM
3 comments

How could I forget Starship from my 10 Worst list? It hit me tonight that not only did they produce three of the worst synth-rock songs (We Built This City, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, and the slightly less awful Sara), ALL THREE HIT #1.

Grace Slick is probably what Janis Joplin would have been if dear Janis hadn't bumped into her old heroin pusher that faithful night. Think about it. Janis Joplin scoring a couple of gold records in the latter half of the 80s for songs that drown her voice in synthesizers and underutilize her voice. Even more frightening: her elder bisexual diva image in the mid 90s, the obligatory duet with Melissa Etheridge, the dance remixes, the farewell tour with Cher, oh dear Lawd... I'm shuddering.

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  1. Can I tell you that because of this post, I have had 'Nothings Gunna Stop Us Now' going through my head since last friggen' Thursday?! Argh!

    Posted by: Kat | August 7, 2003 12:43 PM

  2. Yeah, I've had "We Built This City" in mine.

    Posted by: gingerly | August 7, 2003 07:56 PM

  3. Yesterday's bus driver was playing a soft jazz station. I never listen to soft jazz, but this one song sounded strangely familiar. It took a couple of minutes to dig the song it was remaking out of my memory: "Sara".

    As I said, I never, never, *never* listen to soft jazz, unless I'm stuck on the bus with it...

    Posted by: Steve Casburn | August 8, 2003 06:04 AM