Starz - Violation - Capitol - 1977

Violation - front cover

front cover

Violation - rear cover

rear cover


Music - 3 stars

Starz second album picks fruit from the same tree as the debut. The band had picked up a following, albeit a small one. There are some very good songs here. The anthemic "Sing it, shout it", All Night long, and, The Cool One are really strong efforts. S.t.e.a.d.y. rocks out for over 5 minutes. There is a bizarre tune about weird goings on in the subway naturally entitled Subway Terror.

The album concludes with the oddity Street Light or the moon. This is not quite a classic pop metal record, but it does inform listeners of the hugely popular melodic metal genre soon to arrive in the 80's, and it's a downright enjoyable listen.