THE STARJETS – “Run With The Pack” / “Watch Out” (Epic S EPC 7123) March 1979
The Starjets “Run With The Pack” – This was the second single by a young Northern Irish band, who came over to live and gig in London during the late ’70s. Despite some decent airplay, “Run With The Pack” didn’t have any chart action.
Built on a Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll guitar riff, it’s a fast paced new wave number with catchy surf-style background harmonies. The sound was right for the time but the kids just didn’t spend their pocket-money on the record.
The tight and economical production from Pip Williams is excellent and this combined with the pop hooks should have at the very least pushed the record into the top forty. Oh well, better luck next time, Starjets.
The flip, “Watch Out” is none-album and another worthy rock ‘n’ roll number.