No Protection (Starship album)

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No Protection
Studio album by Starship
Released July 27, 1987
Recorded 1986–1987 at Tarpan Studios, San Rafael; Lighthouse Studios, Goodnight L. A., Soundcastle Recording Studio, Los Angeles; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; and Manzanita Studios, Arrington, Tennessee
Genre Arena rock, pop rock, AOR, melodic rock
Length 49:42
Label Grunt/RCA Records
Producer Peter Wolf, Keith Olsen, Narada Michael Walden for Perfection Light Productions
Starship chronology
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
(1985)Knee Deep in the Hoopla1985
No Protection
Love Among the Cannibals
(1989)Love Among the Cannibals1989
Singles from No Protection
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
    Released: January 30, 1987[1]
  2. "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Beat Patrol"
    Released: 1987
  4. "Set the Night to Music"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

No Protection is the second album by Starship, released in 1987. The album featured the hit single "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", and the Top 10 hit "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)", the former of which was included on the soundtrack of the fantasy comedy movie Mannequin and the latter of which was a tune originally performed the previous year by one-time Manfred Mann's Earth Band frontman Chris Thompson for Playing for Keeps soundtrack. This was the last album to be produced for Grunt Records, and the final Starship album to feature Grace Slick on vocals; she left Starship in 1988 and rejoined Jefferson Airplane for their reunion tour and self-titled reunion album, Jefferson Airplane in 1989. The Diane Warren-penned ballad "Set the Night to Music" would become a hit four years later in 1991, as a duet between R&B legend Roberta Flack and reggae singer Maxi Priest, as released from Flack's album Set the Night to Music.

Track listing[edit]

1."Beat Patrol"Johnny WarmanPeter Wolf4:23
2."Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"Diane Warren, Albert HammondNarada Michael Walden4:33
3."It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)"Robbie Nevil, John Van Tongeren, Phil GaldstonKeith Olsen4:18
4."Girls Like You"Craig Chaquico, Steve Diamond, Mickey ThomasP. Wolf4:15
5."Wings of a Lie"P. Wolf, Ina WolfP. Wolf4:57
6."The Children"Martin Page, Clif MagnessP. Wolf5:40
7."I Don't Know Why"Grace Slick, Jeff Pennig, Michael LunaP. Wolf4:08
8."Transatlantic"Anton Fig, GaldstonOlsen4:18
9."Say When"David RobertsOlsen4:23
10."Babylon"Slick, Tommy Funderburk, Larry WilliamsOlsen4:37
11."Set the Night to Music"WarrenP. Wolf4:40


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Peter Wolf – keyboards and bass on Peter Wolf tracks
  • Bret Bloomfield, Maxi Anderson, Siedah Garrett, Sharon Hendrix, Phillip Ingram, Clif Magness, Jeff Pescetto, Oren Waters, Ina Wolf – additional background vocals on Peter Wolf tracks
  • Larry Williams – keyboards on "Babylon"
  • Bill Cuomo – keyboards and bass on Keith Olsen tracks
  • Alan Pasqua – keyboards on Keith Olsen tracks
  • Tommy Funderburk – background vocals on Keith Olsen tracks
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Walter Afanasieff – keyboards and synth bass on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Corrado Rustici – charvel MIDI guitar on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Bongo Bob – drum sampling and percussion on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Kitty Beethoven, Jim Gilstrap, Jeremiah Sird – additional background vocals on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Pete Sears - bass on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" [uncredited]


  • Peter Wolf – producer
  • Keith Olsen – producer
  • Narada Michael Walden – producer
  • Brian Malouf – engineer for Peter Wolf
  • Ed Thacker, Dan Garcia, John VanNess – additional engineers for Peter Wolf
  • Brian Foraker – engineer for Keith Olsen
  • David Frazer – engineer for Narada Michael Walden
  • Bino Espinoza, Dana Chapelle, David Luke, Steve Holroyd, Steve Krause, Ron Dasilva – assistant engineers
  • Starship – arrangements on "It's Not Over", "Transatlantic", and "Say When"
  • Larry Williams – arrangements on "Babylon"
  • Skip Johnson – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering engineer
  • Raess Design (Ted Raess) – art direction
  • Jeff Katz – photographer
  • Lisa Marie Avila – make up
  • Recorded at Lighthouse Studios, Goodnight L. A., Tarpan Studios, Soundcastle Recording Studio, Fantasy Studios, Manzanita Studios
  • Mixed at Image Recorders
  • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" mixed at Tarpan Studios
  • Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Michael Hill – reissue liner notes
  • Dalita Keumurian – reissue project director
  • Bill Lacey – reissue audio restoration
  • Paul Williams – reissue coordination vocal


  • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)"
  • "Beat Patrol"
  • "Set the Night to Music" (single only / no video)



Year Chart Position
1987 Billboard 200 12


Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Billboard Hot 100 1
1987 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Mainstream Rock Tracks 16
1987 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Adult Contemporary 1
1987 "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)" Billboard Hot 100 9
1987 "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
1987 "Beat Patrol" Billboard Hot 100 46
1987 "Set The Night To Music" Adult Contemporary 9


  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - May 02, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  2. ^ Viglione, Joe (2011). "No Protection - Starship | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 August 2011.