Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Round 9: Jefferson Airplane Vs. Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Airplane defined the 1960s psychedelic rock genre.  Formed in 1965, they performed in the most important cultural events of their generation including Woodstock.  They are most known for their 1967 hit "Somebody To Love," an intense and passionate remake of the folk classic by Great Society.


Many of the original members of Jefferson Airplane joined back together after breaking up as Jefferson Starship in 1974.  This band later evolved to Starship (whoes only member who was originally in Jefferson Airplane was lead singer Grace Slick) and scored their biggest hit with "We Built This City."  This song reached number 1 on the charts when it was released.  Seriously I'm not joking. 

The Winner: 
Wow, this one isn't even close.  It is mind-boggling that the same person sang lead on both of theses songs.  I mean "Somebody To Love" is one the greatest rock songs EVER and "We Built This City" is a joke of a song that often appears on lists of the worst rocks song.  The only reason I haven't devoted an entire week of posts on how "We Built This City" is one of the worst songs ever is because I promised myself that this would be a positive blog. . . but sometimes it's really tempting. . . 

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