Superstar (band)

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Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1991–2000
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]


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]




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


  • "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



  • McAlinden, Nellie Grant, Raymond Prior[6]


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


  1. ^ a b "Ready Steady GO - Superstar". 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". Retrieved 21 December 2019.

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