Star 69 (band)

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Star 69 is the name of a band headed by Julie Daniels, who released a single full-length album and a number of EPs in the late 1990s, as well as providing "You Are Here" for the soundtrack to the movie Trojan War.[1]

History[edit]

Star 69 started out in London, England, after recent American transplant Julie Daniels placed an ad in Melody Maker for musicians to form a band. Richard Cordon, Patrick (Patch) Hannan of The Sundays and Patch's friend, the producer Warren Huart, responded to the ad. Star 69's first two EPs were recorded in Patch's recording studio, Blah Street, in 1996 and released by Organic Records. Julie wanted to move back to Los Angeles, but Patch's position as drummer for The Sundays meant he had to record the album Static and Silence. So he stayed while the rest relocated and picked up Johnny Haro from Freak of Nature to take Patch's position on drums.

Their full-length album, Eating February, was released by MCA Records in the US and by Radioactive Records in the UK in February, 1997. It received a relatively lukewarm response, and the band broke up soon after. An Eating February songbook was released under ISBN 0-7692-0145-8.

Warren Huart then joined Disappointment Incorporated who released an album in 1999 on Time Bomb Recordings. He has since become a successful record producer and musician, and wrote the score to the 2004 documentary film following Joe Strummer, Let's Rock Again![2]

Devin Grayson, DC Comics writer, used "I'm Insane" among other songs as inspiration while writing Catwoman.[3]

Julie contributed a single "You Should Know" for disc 2 of the compilation album Acoustic Vol 1, released in February 2002, and has also moved back to the UK with her husband.

Discography[edit]

Main releases[edit]

  • Mama Don't Let (1995), Single, Organic Records
  • You Are Here (1995), EP, Organic Records, Radioactive Records, MCA Records
  • Xtended Play (1996), EP, Radioactive Records
  • I'm Insane (1996), EP, Radioactive Records
  • Eating February (1997), LP, Radioactive Records, MCA Records
  • Burning Down the House (1997), Single, Radioactive Records

Compilation album appearances[edit]

  • "I'm Insane", song 6 on Meaty Alternative Stew (1997), Chrysalis Music Group
  • "Burning Down the House", song 6 on Chrysalis Progressive (1997), Chrysalis Music Group

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