Starshooter had started as a punk band in Lyon under the name "Les scooters". They signed with a major in 1977, exceptional point for a french rock band. The first album was welcomed by radio stations (there was only 4 large band frequencies stations at this time, free FM radio stations didn't exist yet). On the two following LPs, Starshooter's powerful and catchy pop songs gave a general feeling of optimism .
The fourth LP with CBS, produced in the UK by Mick Glossop (The Ruts, The Skids) on the idea to reach fans beyond french speaking community, have brought a darker vision of the world. Anyway during live acts in France, the public stilled always at a low level, and Starshooter disbanded in 1982, tired of the bad recognition.
The leader and song writer of the band, Kent Hutchinson (also named Kent Cokenstock) went on with a solo career as French songs singer and comics drawer.