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Just because people believe it, that doesn't make it true.

It's a point of fact that San Francisco was built on sand dunes and landfill, a foundation almost as shaky as your Birthstar's claim to have built it on rock and roll. But let us accept Starship's premise, for the moment, and explore some of its implications. First, the basics: your Birthstar's bold assertion rests on the band's ability to trace its lineage through singer Grace Slick back to the late-sixties heyday of her former group, the Jefferson Airplane. Okay, so that casts a bit of doubt on the validity of the "we" in We Built This City, but more to the point, what does it say about your Birthstar that their claim left all other surviving architects of the psychedelic sound, few and far between though they may have been, entirely out of the equation? And even setting that issue aside, what does it say about the state of the pop universe at the moment of your birth that it was regarded as even remotely reasonable for Starship to call what they were doing rock and roll? Knee Deep In The Hoopla was the name of the album that launched your Birthstar into the constellation Reaganrock, but knee-deep in the poopla is where you'll find yourself all too often if you can't unburden yourself of the popstrological "gift" you have for creating untenable situations with your "innocent" yet insupportable claims.
Birthsongs
We Built This City  Nov 10-23, 1985
Sara  Mar 9-15, 1986
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now  Mar 29-Apr 11, 1987


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