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Old 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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I love The Animals!

How to fix american cities: Build them on Rock and Roll!


Starship - We Built This City - YouTube

How the heck do embed a video? What kind of gen x/millennial am I?
Quite possibly my least favorite song in history - after Rebecca Black Friday.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Quite possibly my least favorite song in history - after Rebecca Black Friday.
Glad to know I wasn't the only one:
10 Really, Really Bad Songs - CBS News
USATODAY.com - 'We Built This City' ranks as the worst record ever
Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980s Pictures - 1. Starship - 'We Built This City' | Rolling Stone
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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It's irritating in an endearing way.

It's amazing that it was recorded by a derivative of Jefferson Airplane.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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It's irritating in an endearing way.

It's amazing that it was recorded by a derivative of Jefferson Airplane.
That derivative of Jefferson Airplane was one of the worst attempts in history to cash in on a formerly legitimate artists name. Everything it did was terrible. Awful. Just the worst.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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That derivative of Jefferson Airplane was one of the worst attempts in history to cash in on a formerly legitimate artists name. Everything it did was terrible. Awful. Just the worst.
Much like brutalism, Starship is an ugly reminder of a weird period of time: When all the hippies became yuppies.

Heck even the Dead went pop!


Grateful Dead Touch Of Grey Video (Good Quality) - YouTube
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhdh8kSM7lY

"Man it's so hard just to live"

Great to give current Baltimoreans some perspective on how far we've come since the really dark days (far to go still).

Nina Simone's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH9ZzrkLTDQ
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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That derivative of Jefferson Airplane was one of the worst attempts in history to cash in on a formerly legitimate artists name. Everything it did was terrible. Awful. Just the worst.
Funny how you like Journey but can't stand Jefferson Starship.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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Funny how you like Journey but can't stand Jefferson Starship.
Hey man, don't stop believing. Journey is like a million time better than starship. Anyway Lights is a pretty nice song.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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Hey man, don't stop believing. Journey is like a million time better than starship. Anyway Lights is a pretty nice song.
My Journey-themed Pandora station always picked up Jefferson Starship/Starship songs. I can't stand "We Built This City" but "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" is alright. Really, they're both cut from the same arena rock cloth, though I will say Steve Perry had a better voice and was a better lyricist.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Many songs on Bruce Springsteen's early albums are based on experiences he had, or stories he observed, while in New York. Some of the best, IMHO:

Jungleland (it goes without saying):

Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2009) - YouTube

The poignant Incident of 57th Street:

Bruce Springsteen - Incident on 57th street - Paris 5th July - multicam mix HD - YouTube

Ten Avenue Freezeout — a lot of people think this references the 10th Avenue in Belmar, NJ (which intersects with E Street), but it's actually the 10th Avenue in NYC. This one's old video ... The Big Man looks his best ever and Mark Pender has hair!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxgPBILzBDk

And my absolute favorite, the exquisite and seldom-performed New York City Serenade:

Bruce Springsteen- New York City Serenade- 11/7/09 MSG - YouTube

"It's midnight in Manhattan,
This is no time to be cute.
It's a mad dog's promenade.
So walk tall or, baby, don't walk at all."

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