Knee Deep in the Hoopla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
Studio album by Starship
Released September 10, 1985
Recorded 1984–1985 at the Record Plant, Sausalito and the Music Grinder, Los Angeles
Genre Arena rock, pop rock, AOR, melodic rock
Length 40:10
Label Grunt/RCA
Producer Peter Wolf, Jeremy Smith, Dennis Lambert (exec)
Starship chronology
Nuclear Furniture
(Jefferson Starship)
(1984)
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
(1985)
No Protection
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Knee Deep in the Hoopla is the first release by Starship in 1985, the successor band to Jefferson Airplane and later Jefferson Starship.The album's title comes from a line in the song "We Built This City". It was certified platinum by the RIAA, and is best remembered for spawning the No. 1 hits "We Built This City" and "Sara".

The track "Desperate Heart", written by Michael Bolton and Randy Goodrum, also appears on Bolton's album Everybody's Crazy, released the same year.

Tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We Built This City"   Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, Peter Wolf 4:53
2. "Sara"   Ina Wolf, P. Wolf 4:48
3. "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight"   Steven Cristol, Robin Randall 3:41
4. "Rock Myself to Sleep"   Kimberley Rew, Vince De la Cruz 3:24
5. "Desperate Heart"   Randy Goodrum, Michael Bolton 4:04
6. "Private Room"   Craig Chaquico, Mickey Thomas 4:51
7. "Before I Go"   David Roberts 5:11
8. "Hearts of the World (Will Understand)"   Stephen Broughton Lunt, Arthur Stead 4:21
9. "Love Rusts"   Taupin, Page 4:57
Remastered CD bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Casualty"   P. Wolf, Jeremy Smith 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Peter Wolf – keyboards
  • Les Garland – DJ voice on "We Built This City"
  • Peter Beckett, J. C. Crowley, Siedah Garrett, Ina Wolf – additional background vocals on "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight" and "Love Rusts"
  • Kevin Dubrow – additional vocal on "Rock Myself to Sleep"
  • Dave Jenkins – additional background vocal on "Desperate Heart"
  • Simon Climie, Lorraine Devon, Phillip Ingram, Martin Page, Chris Sutton, Oren Waters – additional background vocals on "Love Rusts"

Production[edit]

  • Peter Wolf – producer, arrangements
  • Jeremy Smith – producer, engineer
  • Dennis Lambert – executive producer
  • Skip Johnson – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Bill Bottrell – mixing engineer on "We Built This City"
  • Tom Size – additional engineering
  • Paul Ericksen, Dana Chappelle, David Luke, Maureen Droney – assistant engineers
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering engineer
  • Raess Design (Ted Raess) – art, design
  • Bill Robbins – photography www.billrobbinsstudio.com
  • Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA; The Music Grinder, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
  • "We Built This City" re-mixed at The Soundcastle, L. A.
  • Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bill Robbins, photographer

www.billrobbinsstudio.com

Singles[edit]

  • "We Built This City" (1985)
  • "Sara" (1986)
  • "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight" (1986)
  • "Before I Go" (1986)

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1986 The Billboard 200 7

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "We Built This City" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1985 "We Built This City" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1985 "We Built This City" Adult Contemporary 37
1986 "Sara" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1986 "Sara" Mainstream Rock Tracks 12
1986 "Sara" Adult Contemporary 1
1986 "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight" Billboard Hot 100 26
1986 "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25
1986 "Before I Go" Billboard Hot 100 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCombs, Joseph (2011). "Knee Deep in the Hoopla - Starship | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 August 2011.