Archers News

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.


2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Dick Hooper said, on April 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm


    I have never built a city on Rock n’ Roll but, in a sense, I have built a shed on it.

    It was a warm afternoon in the summer of 1953 and I had started to build a shed in the garden of my house in Michigan.

    Quite out of blue the Rock N Roll pioneer, Bill Haley, strolled onto my land. His truck, in which he was travelling with his band the Comets, had run out of gas and asked if I could help him out with some gas. I was happy to oblige.

    Noticing my troubles with the shed, Mr Haley, who had been a skilled carpenter in earlier days, and his band the Comets helped me build a fine shed in a little more than an hour. They were great guys, great craftsmen and perfect gentlemen.

    It is still standing today – the ‘shed built on Rock N’ Roll‘.


    Dick Hooper

  2. archersnews said, on April 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you Mr Hooper, although technically your shed seems to have been buillt with the help of a Rock n Roll band, rather than ‘on Rock n Roll’ as such

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: