Starship ‎– Beat Patrol (1987)

Starship was an American rock band popular during the mid to late 1980s. Although a continuation of Jefferson Starship, its change in musical direction, loss of key Jefferson Starship personnel, and name change sparked a new identity.

In June 1984, Paul Kantner, the last remaining founding member of Jefferson Airplane, left Jefferson Starship, and then took legal action over the Jefferson Starship name against his former bandmates. Kantner settled out of court and signed an agreement that neither party would use the names “Jefferson” or “Airplane” unless all members of Jefferson Airplane, Inc. (Bill Thompson, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady) agreed. The band briefly changed its name to Jefferson Starship while legal proceedings occurred, but ultimately the name was reduced to Starship.

For the second album by Starship “No Protection”, the band recorded a cover of the 1984 single by English singer-songwriter Johnny Warman “Beat Patrol”.

“Beat Patrol” was the third single to be released from “No Protection” after the mega-hits “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and “It’s Not Over (‘Til It’s Over)”, but still managed a respectable #46 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Beat Patrol” was remixed by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero.

Beat Patrol (Extended Club Remix)             7:09

Beat Patrol (Dub)                                       4:19

Beat Patrol (Acapella)                                6:01


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