Superstar (band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Superstar
SuperstarBandPromoPic.jpg
Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1991–2000
LabelsCreation
Capitol
Camp Fabulous
Past membersJoe McAlinden
Jim McCulloch
Quentin McAfee
Alan Hutchison
Nellie Grant
Raymond Prior
Mark Hughes

Superstar were a Scottish guitar band founded in 1991.[1]

History[edit]

The band was formed in 1991 by Joe McAlinden, a former member of The Groovy Little Numbers and the BMX Bandits, who also arranged strings for the band Teenage Fanclub.[2] They first appeared on Creation Records in 1992 with the album Greatest Hits vol. 1, which was followed by the Capitol Records album Superstar[2] on 28 June 1994. The band regrouped in 1996 and Jim McCulloch, formerly of the Soup Dragons and the original line-up of the BMX Bandits,[3] joined on lead guitar.[1] They signed a deal with the Camp Fabulous label, who issued the 18 Carat album in 1997.[4] Their single "Superstar" reached number 49 in the UK Singles Chart,[5] but gained a wider audience when it was covered by Rod Stewart on When We Were the New Boys.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Every Day I Fall Apart EP (UK Camp Fabulous) 1997
  • Superstar Vs Alan Warner EP, 1998 (a collaboration with author Alan Warner)

Singles[edit]

  • "Breathing Space" (1997), Camp Fabulous - UK No. 66
  • "Superstar" (1998), Camp Fabulous - UK No. 49
  • "I Love Love" (2000), Camp Fabulous
  • "Every Day I Fall Apart" (1997), Camp Fabulous

Line-ups[edit]

1992[edit]

  • McAlinden, Nellie Grant, Raymond Prior[6]

1996[edit]

  • McAlinden, Jim McCulloch, drummer Quentin McAfee and bass player Alan Hutchison[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ready Steady GO - Superstar". Ready-steady-go.org.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 1015-6
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 384. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 541. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ a b c "Superstar Archives". Nme.com. Retrieved 21 December 2019.

External links[edit]