Starz were a way fun, cutting-edge hard rock band with balls and excellent musical chops, that should have been as big as KISS or Aerosmith. Growing up in North Jersey back in the 70's, I recall hearing Starz albums at many a high school parties nonetheless. Their popularity seemed regional in certain 'pockets' around the U.S. and they always seemed on the verge of 'making it big'. 'Coliseum Rock' was my first exposure to their hooky hard rock which influenced many 'platinum' hard rock musicians, Rikki Rockett and Nikki Sixx being just two of them admittedly who have mentioned being
Starz fans (and i'm sure many more)! Even as a then young, aspiring hard rock guitar player myself, I was greatly moved by Richie Ranno's awesome axework, along with other greats like Joe Perry/Brad Whitford, Alex Lifeson, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Tony Iommi, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Ace Frehley, JJ French, Mick Box, Matthias Jabs, 'Buck Dharma' Roeser, Robin Trower, Pat Travers, etc. etc. etc. I am ecstatic that this is finally out on CD, and the remastering quality sounds great to boot. If you like classic, influential hard rock, Starz belongs in your collection!