Starshooter

Members of Starshooter: Jello (2), Kent (7), Mickey Snack, Phil Pressing

Discography of Starshooter:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Betsy Party 2 Audio 1978 Pathé
2 Toi, Moi, Nous / Partir À Zanzibar 2 Audio 1980-02-22 Pathé
3 Get Baque 2 Audio 1988 Fan Club
4 Pin-Up Blonde 2 Audio 1977 Pathé Marconi EMI
5 Starshooter 13 Audio 1978-05-29 Pathé Marconi EMI
6 Mode 10 Audio 1979-05-10 Pathé
7 Chez Les Autres… 10 Audio 1980-05-22 Pathé Marconi EMI
8 Machine À Laver 2 Audio 1980 Pathé
9 Papillon De Nuit 2 Audio 1981 CBS
10 Léo Song 2 Audio 1982 CBS
11 Quel Bel Avenir 2 Audio 1981-07-00 CBS
12 Pas Fatigué 9 Audio 1981-10-00 CBS
13 Pas Fatigué 13 Audio 2004-06-01
14 Live! 18 Audio 2004-06-01
15 Inoxydable ! 38 Audio 2005-03-14 EMI Music France
16 La Totale 40 Audio 1993-04-00 EMI France
17 Ma Vie C'est Du Cinéma 2 Audio 1979 Pathé Marconi EMI
18 Betsy Party 2 Audio 1978 Pathé Marconi EMI
19 Ma Vie C'est Du Cinéma 2 Audio 1979 Pathé Marconi EMI
20 Get Baque 2 Audio 1978-03-00 Pathé
21 Get Baque 2 Audio 1978-00-00 Not On Label
22 Mode 10 Audio 1979-05-10 Pathé Marconi EMI
23 Best Of... 13 Audio 1981 Pathé Marconi EMI
24 Loukoum Scandale 2 Audio 1979-10-26 Pathé Marconi EMI
25 Pas Fatigué 11 Audio CBS
26 Pas Fatigué 9 Audio 1981-10-00 CBS
27 Starshooter 16 Audio 2010 Pathé Marconi EMI
28 Mode 10 Audio Fan Club
29 Starshooter 16 Audio 1999


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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