So the last of the Rock V Indie series.
From 1985 and I always wondered which city was built on Rock N Roll (San Francisco ?) and that it doesn’t have that much guitar in it but a shed load of synths and samplers. Their biggest Hit and one of the 80’s anthems. Elton John’s main songwriter , Bernie Taupin, was one of the co-writers. Peter Wolf (another co-writer) and Jeremy Smith produced it and the remix was done by Victor Flores. So apart from Wolf no really Big name studio bods.
I’ve never properly listened to the second half of the track which it does get quite interesting., a fine example of an 80’s Twelve inch. But not sure about the lyrics;
“Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who writes the wrecking ball in two wild guitars
Don’t tell us you need us, ’cause we’re just simple fools
Looking for America, coming through your schools”
Eh? “Marconi plays the mambo” ??? Eh , Eh?
The song is really broken down into all its techy part with that big synth bass played by Pete Sears. It is less busy than the LP version
B-side shows off more Technology with a funky instrumental of track “Private Room” from the album “Knee Deep In Hoopla”, it reminds a bit of Dolby’s “Wreck Of The Fairchild” with some weird samples about British politics,
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Grunt – FW-14226
|A||We Built This City (Special Club Mix)||7:00|
|B1||We Built This City||4:49|
|B2||Private Room (Instrumental)||4:54|