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\n Shooting Star Collection
\nArtist...............: Shooting Star
\nGenre................: Rock
\nSource...............: NMR
\nYear.................: 1980-2006
\nQuality..............: 320kbps (except where noted)
\nChannels.............: Stereo / 44100 hz
\nTags.................: ID3 v1.1, ID3 v2.3
\nInformation..........: seperate nfo/sfv for each album
\nTracklising..........: See full file list
\n Album listing
\nShooting Star - 1980 - Shooting Star
\nShooting Star - 1981 - Hang On For Your Life
\nShooting Star - 1982 - III Wishes
\nShooting Star - 1983 - Burning (224kbps)
\nShooting Star - 1985 - Silent Scream
\nShooting Star - 1989 - Touch Me Tonight - The Best Of (192kbps)
\nShooting Star - 1991 - It\'s Not Over
\nShooting Star - 2000 - Leap Of Faith (192kbps)
\nShooting Star - 2006 - Circles
\nShooting Star is a rock band from Kansas City, Missouri.
\nThe band formed in the late 1970s. After quickly gaining enormous popularity
\nin the Kansas City area, Shooting Star became the first American group to
\nsign with Virgin Records. They recorded their 1979 debut album in England
\nwith legendary producer Gus Dudgeon, best known for his work with Elton
\nJohn and David Bowie. The band gained national exposure when a number of
\nsongs garnered moderate air-play on album-oriented rock radio stations in
\nthe US.
\nThe initial lineup was: Van McLain on guitar and vocals; Charles Waltz on
\nviolin, keyboards and vocals; Bill Guffey on keyboards; Gary West on guitar
\nand vocals; Ron Verlin on bass, and Steve Thomas on drums.
\nThe Shooting Star story began one winter day in 1960 when 5-year-old Ron
\nVerlin moved into 5-year-old Van McLain\'s neighborhood in suburban Kansas
\nCity. They were next-door neighbors and instantly became good friends.
\nIn February 1964, when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, they,
\nlike so many other kids around the country, were hooked and they drove
\ntheir parents crazy begging to take guitar lessons. They put a band together
\nwith their brothers, Craig McLain and John Verlin, and played along to Beatles
\nrecords in Ron\'s dad\'s garage. Two years later, Van and Craig moved to a
\ndifferent school district and the band split up.
\nUpon entering Shawnee Mission South High School, Van and Ron met up
\nagain. With the \'50s nostalgia craze of 1971 brewing, they jumped at the
\nopportunity to put together a band that played classic \'50s hits. After seeing
\nSha Na Na in the movie Woodstock, they added three dancers to the act and
\ncalled the band The Shooting Stars featuring The Galaxies, the name inspired
\nby Bill Haley & His Comets. The band played its first gig at a local school. Sock
\nhops were so popular they received offers over the next three years to play
\nfrat parties, country clubs and schools throughout the Midwest.
\nIn May 1979 the band returned to London to record their eponymous debut
\nalbum with producer Gus Dudgeon of Elton John fame. The album Shooting
\nStar was released in January 1980, and the band embarked on a national
\ntour opening for Robin Trower and Triumph. With their debut the band gained
\npopularity with the songs \"You Got What I Need,\" \"Tonight,\" \"Bring It On\" and
\n\"Last Chance.\" \"Wild In the Streets\", a B-side release, was a staple of live
\nshow encores; the song was eventually released on CD as a bonus track.
\nWith radio success, Shooting Star returned to the studio in 1981 to record
\nHang on for Your Life with producer Dennis McKay. The album generated FM
\nairplay with the songs \"Flesh and Blood,\" \"Breakout,\" \"Hollywood\" and the
\ntitle track. In support the album, the band toured extensively with ZZ Top,
\nCheap Trick, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship and Journey. They
\nappeared on the radio shows Rock Line, King Biscuit Flower Hour (KBFH), The
\nSource and Westwood One. They also began headlining showcase clubs
\nacross the United States, setting attendance records as they went.
\nIn 1982 the band began recording their third album, III Wishes, at the
\nlegendary Caribou Ranch studio near Boulder, Colorado. At the helm was
\nJourney producer Kevin Elson. Without missing a beat, they returned to
\ntouring with such acts as REO Speedwagon, John Mellencamp, Jefferson
\nStarship, Kansas and others.
\n1983 saw their continued collaboration with Kevin Elson on their fourth album,
\nBurning. This record produced radio hits \"Straight Ahead,\" \"Winner\" and
\n\"Train Rolls On.\" After touring in support of this record, the band experienced
\nthe departure of bassist Ron Verlin, who had become disenchanted with the
\nmusic industry.
\nIn 1984 bassist Norm Dahlor was recruited to take over for Ron, and the
\nband began to record their fifth album, Silent Scream, with producer Ron
\nNevison. It was released in 1985 and produced the radio hit \"Summer Sun.\"
\nAfter completing this record, the band was asked to record two songs for the
\nmovie soundtrack Up the Creek. The songs were \"Get Ready Boy\" and \"Take
\nIt.\" Van, Norm and Steve were also the backing band on Ian Hunter\'s single
\n\"Great Expectations.\" The band then toured with Heart, Bryan Adams and ZZ
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