For a mediocre little singer like Starship's Mickey Thomas to make such a ridiculous statement ("If you go back and listen to a lot of those old '60s records, they don't hold up"), is like saying that the Firm is a better band than Led Zeppelin was (Faces, by Dennis Hunt, March 16).

There is no doubt in my mind that Jefferson Airplane's "Surrealistic Pillow" will stand the test of time very well, thank you. Thomas should get over himself. What he's in is more than knee-deep--and it isn't the hoopla. The new Starship is boring.

Paul Kantner could put together a Jefferson Bicycle and it would sound better than the trite bubblegum excuse that the Starship has degenerated to.



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