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Starfighters are a hard rock/heavy metal band from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement founded in Birmingham, England in 1979. They attracted a strong British cult following but were not able to translate this into any lasting success.


Initially called Savage, they changed their name to Starfighters and released the single “I’m Falling” on independent label, Motor City Rhythm Records. This original line-up consisted of Steve Burton (vocals), Pat Hambly (guitar) Stevie Young (guitar), Doug Dennis (bass) and Spencer Scrannage (drums). They were then signed up by Jive Records (a part of Zomba), who wanted to cash in on the rising NWOBHM. After the release of their eponymous debut album Starfighters, Scrannage was replaced by Steve Bailey.

They then won a support slot with AC/DC (Stevie Young is the nephew of AC/DC leaders Malcolm and Angus Young). Signing up with Krokus manager Butch Stone, In 1983 they released the follow-up album In-Flight Movie, again produced by Tony Platt. Jive however were not prepared to pay for further tour promotions and the band resorted to appearing in small British clubs. Despite receiving good reviews and publicity, particularly in Kerrang! magazine, this album did no better and Jive dropped them. The band consequently folded.

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  • cuber3

    One of the best bands I have dug up in a long time. Good vibes!

    19 Jan 2:09pm Reply
  • KeithCrawford

    anybody got a link for this digital :(

    4 Jan 5:17am Reply
  • HerpesFuckFarm

    there is also a bad Rock 'N' Roll band namned Starfighters... brrrr

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • acdcrocks101

    i love this band and i live in the states so we dont sell there stuff here which is to bad i had to order there 2 cds from england

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • AsteroiD92

    Very well. In the best tradition of NWOBHM

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • haadeus

    Killer band, found their 2nd 12" from a second hand store for dirt cheap. Unknown gem!

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • crownanchor

    Amazing band!:)

    15 Jul 2009 Reply