Friday, March 27, 2015

"Be My Lady" by Jefferson Starship

Song#:  1209
Date:  10/09/1982
Debut:  73
Peak:  28
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The Starship's latest LP, "Winds of Change," closely mimicked the results of their previous album "Modern Times." Both albums would peak at #26 and go gold with the first single from each reaching the Top 30.  "Modern Times" had "Find Your Way Back," which peaked at #29, while "Winds of Change" led off with this single which got one notch higher to #28. Although they were not blowing the doors off of any chart, they were keeping a steady pace that lead to filled seats at their concert stops.

ReduxReview:  I'd have to say (and some critics agree) that this album was Jefferson Starship's low point. The material was just not there. Plus, their inner struggles didn't help things. While not awful, this bland single just sounds lazy. Honestly, I've heard this song many times but when the title pops up somewhere, I have to try and remember what the dang thing sounded like. That's not good.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The band's lead guitarist, Craig Chaquico, became a full-time member of Jefferson Starship in 1974 and remained with them as they transitioned to just Starship in the mid-80s. In the 90s, Chaquico expanded his musical horizons and branched out into new age music. His 1994 album, "Acoustic Planet," garnered a Grammy nod for Best New Age Album.


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