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Jefferson Starship admits error “could have cost lives”

Posted in Music, Uncategorized by archersnews on April 15, 2010

Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick who sung Starship’s 1985’s hit single “We built this city (on rock n’ roll)” have admitted they made  a ‘potentially dangerous’ construction error. In a joint press announcement Thomas and Slick said “whilst we were not responsible for the lyrical content of the song, we’re both willing to stand up and fully admit this song makes a potentially dangerous claim that could have cost lives. In any kind of building construction we would only recommend materials like brick, concrete and galvinised steel. We love Rock ‘n Roll, but forget it for any serious construction work. You might as well try to build a city on Olive Oil”. 

Starship is an American rock band formed in the 1970s and underwent a number of transformations and new line ups over the years. Founding members included Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Cathy Richardson, Slick Aguilar, Chris Smith, Donny Baldwin and Jeff Pevar.  The band started life in 1970 as the Psychedelic rock band Jefferson Starship.