Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Stranger" by Jefferson Starship

Song#:  0668
Date:  07/11/1981
Debut:  77
Peak:  48
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  After the rockin' "Find Your Way Back" (#29) introduced their album "Modern Times," this second single was issued. It featured vocals by Grace Slick who was back with the group after basically being asked to leave in 1978. This single came close to giving them a pair of Top 40's from the album, but it couldn't quite make it that far.

ReduxReview:  After the exciting #3 modern rock single "Find Your Way Back," this was kind of a disappointment. The song is not that bad and was probably the next best thing to a follow-up the album had to offer. But it is definitely not the most memorable song in their catalog and it kind of killed any momentum the album had gathered.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Before Mickey Thomas joined Jefferson Starship (replacing Marty Balin), he was a member of the Elvin Bishop Group. While in that group, he provided the lead vocals for their #3 hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."



  1. A '0'? I can think of a few others that actually deserve a zero, but I think this is just an input error.