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For Mickey Thomas, Starship’s “Sara” still holds haunting mysteries: ‘An audiophile song’

For Mickey Thomas, Starship’s “Sara” still holds haunting mysteries: ‘An audiophile song’

Released on March 15, 1986, “Sara” was the second of three clustered, mid-1980s No. 1 hit singles for Starship — but one that’s held up much better.

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Craig Chaquico helped build the ’70s sound of Jefferson Starship, keyed on Marty Balin’s suave balladry, then joined Mickey Thomas in steering the group toward the pop charts. First, though, they rocked a little.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – Loveless Fascination (2013)

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – Loveless Fascination (2013)

“It’s Not the Same As Love,” the new Starship album’s lead track, bursts out with a lean, tough attitude — and Mickey Thomas rarely takes his foot off the gas again. Forget MTV-era hits like “We Built this City” and “Sara.”

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Readers flocked to content focusing on Led Zeppelin solo projects, partial Journey reunions, Sammy Hagar’s Van Halen years, a key late-period Bob Dylan project and the Beatles, of course. But Miley Cyrus?

Mickey Thomas, on Jefferson Starship’s transformation into Starship: Something Else! Interview

Mickey Thomas, on Jefferson Starship’s transformation into Starship: Something Else! Interview

For Mickey Thomas, a summer stop as part of the Raiding the Rock Vault series hosted by Asia’s John Payne is a kind of homecoming. The two singers know each other well, and share a bond having carried forward with established bands

Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”: Gimme Five

Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”: Gimme Five

Craig Chaquico joins us to talk about key moments from Jefferson Starship and his solo career, including his take on the Albert King-via-Cream classic “Born Under a Bad Sign” from the guitarist’s newly released debut for Blind Pig. We also touch on memorable hits like 1978’s “Count On Me,” 1979’s “Jane,” 1984’s “No Way Out” and his 1994 remake ofRead More

Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship: Something Else! Interview

Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship: Something Else! Interview

Craig Chaquico is ready to rock again — or more specifically blues-rock again. After years of work as a best-selling acoustic artist, the former Jefferson Starship guitarist has dug back into his earliest influences.

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