Friday, July 27, 2007

Band Of The Week - Starship

It's Friday again and this mean another 'boring' weekend for me is coming soon. To ease this boringness, listening to rock songs is the best solution for me. This weekend my choice of Band Of The Week goes to Starship.

I guess most of you will very familiar with their songs, I started with my all time favorite - We Build This City, I got to know this song through my uncle who was a rocker too when I was a small kid. Next will be Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, this song also sang in different languages by other singles before. Lastly is my another favorite, Sara, it's a beautiful song.

Click 'Play' to listen


Starship - We Build This City


Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now


Starship - Sara


About Starship

It was called as Jefferson Starship in early 1970's which is an American rock band formed by several former members of psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane. This band was formed by Paul Kantner.

Jefferson Starship

This 'prototype' version of Jefferson Starship included David Crosby, Graham Nash and Grateful Dead members Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, as well as some of the remaining members of Jefferson Airplane, lead singer Grace Slick, drummer Joey Covington and bassist Jack Casady.

I can say this band's members are very confusing, they keep on changing in 70's. Until in 1984, Kantner left the band then taking legal action over Jefferson name against his former bandmates, who wanted to continue as Jefferson Starship. Kantner won the suit. The band then changed to Starship Jefferson, but then the name was reduced to simply Starship.

Starship

Grace Slick left Starship in 1988, having become disillusioned with the band's new pop image and swearing never to perform with them again. With Slick's departure, Thomas became lead singer, an amazing feat, since he was leading a band that had been founded when he was just 15 years old. The revamped lineup released Love Among the Cannibals in 1989, however, they had disbanded by 1990.

Starship

Now, there are two versions of 'Jefferson Starship' — one (with Thomas at the forefront) is officially billed as 'Starship featuring Mickey Thomas' which focuses on newer music of Jefferson Starship/Starship from 1979-1990. The other is a revived 'Jefferson Starship' (often called 'Jefferson Starship: The Next Generation' or 'Jefferson Starship-TNG') which is a throwback to the original Jefferson Airplane, with Kantner and Balin as leaders, and Diana Mangano replacing Grace Slick as female singer. This latter band plays frequent concerts, and on occasion, Jack Casady joins them as well. In 2005, longtime bassist David Freiberg rejoined the group for their "Jefferson Family Galactic Reunion" Tour, and continues to tour with the band.

Starship... Complicated but still rock!!!

Happy Weekend!!!

26 comments:

Zen Master said...

Alamak. I only know Jefferson's Airplane. Maybe I'm not a big fan of hippie music.

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

WOW!!! Reminiscence!!! I love those songs! Believe it or not, I didn't know who sang them until now!!

clement said...

err, these are songs that i know fairly well and never found out who sang it... can it be downloaded?

k u k u j i o a m a n said...

LOl.. brings back lots of nice memories!!! Cool!!! My favorite still "we build this city"... Happy weeekendd....

Cocka Doodle said...

Yes! Jefferson starship as i remember them those days!

angel said...

At last I can say this abt the rocker band u feature... I LOVE THEIR SONGS!!!

AceOne118 said...

Can request BEE GEES mia songs kah? hehehe

Nastasshea@Nesh said...

Wow you really like the oldies eh?? Especially those kinda oldies! Hehehe! My kinda interests in oldies are most like Celine Dion, mariah carey (her older songs), whitney houston, etc etc.

Well not too old but still considered the songs of those era!

Civilian Unit said...

I don't particularly fancy the band though the songs you’ve feature are like the sound of the 80’ which I’ve heard way too many times... LOL

Calvin's Wife said...

ooooh I love them alot, esp Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now and Sara... *lovey dovey*

"we built this city of rock and rooollll" rocking....

Nonnie King said...

Again... know their songs but don't know them..Until you blog it of course.

Iwan Sanchez said...

hahaha!!

machiam starship troopers.. hahaha!!

may said...

they were my all-time favourite band way back then! not that I know their other songs lah, but these 3 were good enough to rock my days...

Kenny Ng said...

[zen master]
Jefferson Airplane was good indeed.

[purple~mushroom]
Haha... you are not alone

[clement]
Now can download everywhere la

[kukujiaoman]
Fuah... u also like, u rock!

[cocka]
haha... Great memory recall huh?

[angel]
Ah... finally heard you say u like it... u rock! LOL

[aceone]
Bee Gee rocks meh?

[nastasshea@nesh]
yeah... I only like classic rock. Celine Dion? Mariah Carey? Alamak... They not rock la :P

[civillian unit]
Haha... I get what u mean, 80's songs are more to commercialist.

[calvin's wife]
Glad you love it :)

[nonnie king]
So now u know... hehe

[iwan]
apalah... LOL

[may]
Glad that all can rock your day :)

Will said...

cool... i like their songs...

"we built this city... we built this city on rock and roll"

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

'We built this city' bring back good memory! Have a nice day!

tanalan2 said...

yeah...we built this city !!! one of da best around...kinda humming it myself. Infact when i first saw this posting i immidietly think of this song...... Any reviews on Nirvana , Sex Pistols GNR etc ?

Kenny Ng said...

[will]
Wah... u also like? Good

[hor ny ang moh]
Same here... nostalgic memory hor?

[tanalan2]
That mean u know this band quite well. Errmmm... Nirvana more to alternative which I don't really like. Sex Pistol n GNR I think I no need to blog everyone know them.

Simple American said...

I saw Starhip in 1981 with Thomas and Kantner. No Slick. They are confusing. haha Excellent show though.

tanalan2 said...

Hey bro.... lets rock !!!! If u ever do GNR, i am ever willing to help up to dig watever info u need... I just luv them...waching my LIVE IN TOKYO 92 tour video.....really makes me wanna touch my Strat again....

Kenny Ng said...

[simple american]
Cool yeah?

[tanalan2]
Hmmm... I think I no need to blog about GNR and everyone will know who are they. Thanks. Oh... you have a Strat too? Come jamming!

Simple American said...

Very cool!!!

_butt said...

omg! starship!!! I love most of their songs!! especially sara!!!

saraa... saaaraaaaa... storms are brewing in your eyesss...

Kenny Ng said...

[simple american]
Yeah

[_butt]
Glad u like it

Ace Athana said...

There's a great post about Paul Kantner and that classic Rickenbacker at RickRedux.com.

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