Starz (album)

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Starz - Starz (1976) Front.jpg
Studio album by Starz
Released August 21, 1976
Recorded Record Plant, New York City, 1976
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, power pop
Length 39:11
Label Capitol
Producer Jack Douglas
Starz chronology

Starz is the debut studio album by the American hard rock band Starz. The album was released in 1976 on Capitol Records and produced by Jack Douglas (best known for his work with the American hard rock band Aerosmith).


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Rob Theakston gave the album 3 stars, calling it "formulaic" and "predictably safe arena rock"; "a mediocre debut, to be sure, and definitely not the release for casual fans to introduce themselves to the group."

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Detroit Girls" Richie Ranno, Michael Lee Smith, Piet Sweval 4:05
2. "Live Wire" Ranno, Smith, Sweval 3:23
3. "Tear It Down" Sweval 3:13
4. "Boys in Action" Ranno, Smith, Sweval, Brendan Harkin 5:37
5. "(She's Just a) Fallen Angel" Ranno, Smith, Sweval, Harkin, Sean Delaney, Joe X. Dube 3:35
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Monkey Business" Harkin, Smith, Sweval, Delaney 2:52
7. "Night Crawler" Harkin, Ranno, Smith 4:32
8. "Over and Over" Smith 3:17
9. "Pull the Plug" Harkin, Ranno, Smith 4:43
10. "Now I Can" Harkin, Ranno, Smith 4:11


Band members
  • Michael Lee Smith - vocals
  • Richie Ranno - guitar
  • Brendan Harkin - guitar
  • Pieter "Pete" Sweval - bass
  • Joe X. Dubé - drums
Additional musicians


  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Starz Starz review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 

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