Star Star – The Love Drag Years

Star Star - The Love Drag Years
STAR STAR
THE LOVE DRAG YEARS
Released 1992 (Roadrunner)

Track List:
01. Fly Boy
02. Science Fiction Boy
03. The Love Drag Years
04. Nervous
05. Cowboys In Space
06. Baby Shoulda’ Known
07. Groovy Guru Gangster Girl
08. Diggy Dragster
09. Treasure Or Trash
10. My Little Cuisinette

Band:
Johnnie Holliday – vocals and guitar
Jay hening – guitar
Weeds – bass
Deon Molyneux – drums

Production:
Produced by Richard Gottehrer, Earle Mankey and Star Star.
Mixed by Phil Greene, alternate mixes by Neil Kernon.

Review:
Star Star is a band that has often been accused of being too punk for rock fans, and too rock for punk fans, and therefore seemed to fall through the cracks of commercial stardom. The Love Drag Years was the bands second release, but first to get wider distribution. Standout tracks include the jamming “Fly Boy”, “Cowboys In Space”, “Groovy Guru Gangster Girl”, “Diggy Dragster” and a cover of the obscure Alice Cooper classic “Nervous”.

  While the band wears its glam influences such as Cooper and the New York Dolls on its sleeve, the music itself sounds like a punkier version of Faster Pussycat. The Love Drag Years was pretty good and received rave reviews among the music press, and I also give it two thumbs up! Check out the band for yourself at starfuckerstar.com.

Reviewed by Pam for Sleaze Roxx, September 2003.

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