Mickey Thomas Starship?

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  1. murph7489

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    Tomorrow (Saturday), where I live, they are closing down Main street and Ocean blvd. Where the band called "mickey Thomas' Starship" will set up and play some songs from what I am assuming will be the band formerly known as Jefferson Starship minus some or many of the actual members of said band...

    I am going to go on down there just to see what the heck this is, I really don't care too much for the song built this city...but there are a few that I dig, hopefully get some of the gems of way back...like miracles, or even further back like white rabbit..which I realize the sky has a better chance of falling than, that song making the set list. I think it will be fun and I am going to drink some bud lights down by the beach, the sun will be shining and should project about 80 degrees Fahrenheit towards the surface of my corner of the shining ball of blue we call home...

    Anyone seen this band or have any idea what this really is?
     
  2. John C

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    I've not seen them, but I would suspect he would only be doing songs from his era with Jefferson Starship/Starship - so he might go back as far as the Freedom At Point Zero album. Miracles would be too far back (plus it was a Marty Balin song) so I imagine he might throw in songs he sang before and after his tenure with Jefferson Starship/Starship like Fooled Around And Fell In Love (he sang with Elvin Bishop's band before Jefferson Starship).
     
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    that band is heading for the top again, mark my words

     
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    Yeah, I can't see him doing "White Rabbit" or any JA song for that matter. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" would be cool as long as the guitar player nails that solo. It's not hard, but it sure sounds good. Elvin killed it on that track.
     
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  5. Slaphappy

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    Mickey Thomas Starship is cool but why oh why the Bud Light :/
     
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    They actually have a recent album.
     
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    The band should be tight - at least you will appreciate the guitar playing. John Roth tours with them. He is an incredible player and one of the nicest guys I know. He also tours with Winger. Assuming their PA situation is appropriate at this outdoor venue, it will be a good show and worth checking out. Please post again regarding how the show was if you go.
     
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    My band opened for them, Night Ranger, and Eddie Money back in the late 90s. His band sounded good back then. I'm sure you see some seasoned playing.

    Oh, and Eddie Money flashed my girlfriend (and me) backstage at the after party. He was the coolest guy, but a horndog.
     
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    He was just trying to show you the money.
     
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    Bud light is the champagne of all beers...its cool, crisp, always refreshing taste cascades down my throat like a mountain stream that is headed to the sea leaving me uniquely satisfied and wonderfully cool as the other side of the pillow.

    The Elvin Bishop solo on Fooled around, is magnificent..
     
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    FWIW, there two clones of the original band out there, at least as of last summer. Saw them and they were decent. Unless Marty Balin comes on board with them I am not sure if they have any original members though Dave Frieberg might be considered one--he was with them right at the start I think but left early. He's still worth seeing by the way. Kantner died last year--sorry to say he probably should not have been touring with them anyway. They were worth seeing too, I think they are still out there touring. They have a great lead--Jude Gold I think, and a gall that has some real pipes who is a good surrogate for slick.
     
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    My wife was friends with Sara. who was living with and became the wife of Mickey Thomas, when they were working in Lake Tahoe back in the day. According to my wifes stories, Mickey was a great guy and cool to be around unlike other rock stars that filtered through the casinos in the 70s and 80s. Every time we hear the song "Sara" I get a story.
     
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    The Thomas Starship has nothing to do with the current Jefferson Starship, different bands. As someone else mentioned it will be stuff from Freedom at Point Zero (Rock Music, Jane) and later. He does do 'Somebody to Love' and sometimes 'Miracles'. Mickey will be tho only member who was in the Jefferson Starship/Starship. He's entertaining and still has a great voice.
     
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    Another Starship lead guitarist and alumnus, Craig Chaquiso, made a transition to smooth jazz years ago and continues to record and tour. His claim to fame remains the Starship hit "Find Your Way Back".
     
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    Well now can't touch that...............enjoy young man!

    :):):)
     
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    I saw a program called the "Rewind Festival" on VH1 Classic a few months ago. It is
    a festival of bands mainly from the 80's, mostly of which are some type of reformed
    version.

    Mickey Thomas Starship was one of them, they were very good. He still has a great
    voice, and the rest of the band was very good. They sounded so good that some of the
    acts seemed amateurish in comparison.

    I would love to see them.
     
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    I tried watching a couple of those, but too many of the acts just seemed like depressing shadows of their former selves.
     
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    Well, I went to the Starship show. It was a great time at the beach with the band playing through all of the era's of what is the J Airplane, J Starship and Starship catalog. They played (from memory) Laying it on the line, Jane, miracles, White Rabbit somebody to love you, Sara, Nothing's gonna stop us now, find your way back, we built this city, fooled around and fell in love, winds of change...a few others can't remember them all..but basically mostly hits..

    The band was tight, and the music was spot on and sounded excellent. Stephanie Calvert played the part of Grace Slick and did a good job the guitarist John Roth was very good and nailed all his parts. the only thing that I was kind of dissapointed with was the guitar solo in fooled around and fell in love. Roth played his own solo which was similar but not the same and the band stopped while he played this acapella, which was really good but I had my heart set on hearing the solo from the record. No biggy this song is and was epic and was the highlight of the show for me..totally love that song...

    Mickey was entertaining and damn he can still hit all the high notes and sung exceptionally well. After the show I hung around and met Stephanie, who was very nice and I had my picture taken with her..lol..usually not a fan boy but hey, the music was great the sun was beating down and the bud light tasted superb as always...it never disappoints. So I was feeling good and got a selfie..lol...

    The concert was free and the band was accessible after the show, I only had interest in Stephanie.. (as always gravitate towards the female band members)...

    can't say that I would pay a premium ticket price to see them but hey it was free and even if it costed a few dollars it wouldn't have been a bad thing I am a product of that bands time and the music took me back to high school-college...fun times at the beach with the Starship.
     
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    Stephanie does kind of have that Grace Slick thing going on with the jet black hair and her mannerisms on stage. That show sounds like fun, but I still can't believe they did "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love"...those songs are Grace Slick.

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