Starshooter

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In the late french seventies, disco music and popular french singers ruled the airwaves : it was a challenge for french rock bands to get an audience ; only three french singing rock bands have succeed in the conquest of a national audience : Téléphone, Trust and to a less extent, Starshooter.

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.
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Starshooter Discography Tracks

Albums

Starshooter - Starshooter album art Starshooter Starshooter (Album) Pathé France 1978 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Mode album art Starshooter Mode (Album) Pathé France 1979 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Chez Les Autres… album art Starshooter Chez Les Autres… (Album) Pathé Marconi EMI Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Pas Fatigué album art Starshooter Pas Fatigué (Album) CBS France 1981 Sell This Version
SMM 516435 2, 5164352000 Starshooter - Live! album art Starshooter Live!(CD, Album) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media SMM 516435 2, 5164352000 France 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2C006-14487, 2C 006 -14.487 Starshooter - Pin-Up Blonde / Quelle Crise Baby album art Starshooter Pin-Up Blonde / Quelle Crise Baby(7", Single) Pathé Marconi EMI, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C006-14487, 2C 006 -14.487 France 1977 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Betsy Party album art Starshooter Betsy Party (Single) Pathé, Pathé France 1978 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Get Baque album art Starshooter Get Baque (Single) Pathé, Pathé France 1978 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Ma Vie C'est Du Cinéma album art Starshooter Ma Vie C'est Du Cinéma (Single, Maxi) Pathé, Pathé France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 008 14837 Starshooter - Loukoum Scandale album art Starshooter Loukoum Scandale(7", Single) Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 008 14837 France 1979 Sell This Version
COC 1 Starshooter - French Rock album art Téléphone / Starshooter Téléphone / Starshooter - French Rock(7", Single, Promo, Red) Coca-Cola COC 1 France 1979 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Toi, Moi, Nous / Partir À Zanzibar album art Starshooter Toi, Moi, Nous / Partir À Zanzibar (Single) Pathé France 1980 Sell This Version
2 C 008-72 278, 2C 008-72.278 Starshooter - Machine À Laver album art Starshooter Machine À Laver(7", Single) Pathé, Pathé 2 C 008-72 278, 2C 008-72.278 France 1980 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Papillon De Nuit album art Starshooter Papillon De Nuit (Single) CBS France 1981 Sell This Version
CBS A 1221 Starshooter - Quel Bel Avenir album art Starshooter Quel Bel Avenir(7", Single) CBS CBS A 1221 France 1981 Sell This Version
CBS A2103 Starshooter - Léo Song album art Starshooter Léo Song(7", Single) CBS CBS A2103 France 1982 Sell This Version

Compilations

Starshooter - Best Of... album art Starshooter Best Of... (Comp, Album) Pathé France 1981 Sell This Version
1723934 Starshooter - Best Of... album art Starshooter Best Of...(Cass, Album, Comp) Music For Pleasure, EMI 1723934 France 1981 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Starshooter + Mode album art Starshooter Starshooter + Mode (Comp) Fan Club France 1988 Sell This Version
Starshooter - Best Of album art Starshooter Best Of (Comp) EMI France Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
789 208-2 Starshooter - La Totale album art Starshooter La Totale(2xCD, Comp) EMI France 789 208-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
JP 990305, 3048962 Starshooter - Chez Les Autres + Mode album art Starshooter Chez Les Autres + Mode(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Jurassic Punk, Anthology's JP 990305, 3048962 France 1999 Sell This Version
07243 860832 2-7 Starshooter - Inoxydable ! 1977/82 album art Starshooter Inoxydable ! 1977/82(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot., RM) EMI Music France 07243 860832 2-7 France 2005 Sell This Version

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StupydBoyz

StupydBoyz

June 1, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
Startshooter had a kind of "yéyé" spirit in a punk shape.

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