Saturday, July 02, 2011

Forgotten Gems:Star Star-The lovedrag years


In 1992 I saw an ad for this album in Rip or one of the other metal mags of the time. From the band's name and the album title I gathered that they were a glam bands of sorts. I wondered why a glam band would be signed to Roadrunner and why they couldn't have come up with a better cover? Then I quickly forgot about them altogether. Fast forward about 13 years and I was scanning through the sale rack of my local record store and saw this disc for a mere $1. I couldn't pass it up for that price so I grabbed it. My figuring was it was going to be limp hair metal, but I was wrong. There are some hair metal influences mainly Faster Pussycat, but there is a nod to more real glam like Hanoi Rocks as well. I took to it right away and could have kicked myself for not discovering them earlier. The bounce and groove of their music was infectious. Most of the tracks are medium paced or slower, but everything they touch is smooth. I later found out that the band had gone through various line-up changes over the years and they had relocated a few times having been in New York, LA and then eventually moving overseas to Europe. This was their second release as they put out "Go go girls in love" back in 1988. I tracked that release down to hear it and it was alright, but not nearly as stunning at "The lovedrag years".

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Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I don't even remember this one.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Ray-I'll burn you a copy. It used to show up in the bargin bin at R&TT all the time.

3:25 PM  

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