STAR STAR MEEP MEEP
On this episode we're going back to NINETEEN NINETY TWO with an album that pre-dates all of tha false cries that Roadrunner had suddenly moved away from their metal roots.
You see, tha same year that RR would release THE END COMPLETE by Obituary, LEGION by Deicide, and SOUL of a NEW MACHINE by Fear Factory among plenty more examples they would also put out an album by a band called STAR STAR entitled tha LOVE DRAG YEARS and Star Star was many things but... decidedly not death metal.
What many may not realize is Roadrunner never wanted to be a death metal boutique label and from tha very beginning they were trying out various things searching for great bands that could sell records.
So enter Star Star, a 90s band with an 80s sound influenced by the 70s. The Love Drag Years was full of catchy anthems that would have fit in with the sleaze of Motley Crue more than the sludge of Suffocation.
The formation of this band and making of this album is a pretty wild ride but luckily we had a guide in frontman and main member Johnnie Holiday, who takes us from New York to LA and back again...