To the editors:

The article–“Rock of ages: talkin’ ’bout two generations”–in your August 27 edition was quite biting and misfocused.

Our friend Mr. Rick Reger has misplaced our interest in Eric Clapton’s Unplugged album (or should I say CD so as not to date myself), which was enjoyed not because it was so laid-back but because it went back to his blues roots that all rock and roll is based upon. I hardly believe this indicates that the house of rock and roll is divided along lines that are both permanent and irreconcilable.

We may not sit back after a hard day’s work to listen to Slayer or Metallica because we have never listened to the copycats of such great bands like Led Zeppelin whom we do love to listen to. There are many great new performers who produce original work that we do listen to, such as Daniel Ash, the Cure, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls, Midnight Oil, Neville Brothers, Sinead O’Connor, R.E.M., U2, and Yello to just name a few.

Well I have to go now, the kids are creating a huge ruckus in the family room, besides they are playing one of my favorites–Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Alan L. Martin

Glen Ellyn