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DC Star
The Best of DC STAR 




From the twilight of music’s pre-digital era comes re-mastered record releases by one of the most popular power rock bands of the 80’s: DC Star.

The Best of DC Star Records” features 10 songs: Blue Sparks / Is It You? / Makin’ Time  

Don’t Call Me Punk / No Friend of Mine / Wastin’ Time / Keeper Of The Keys 

Stop The World From Turning / Both Feet On The Ground / Love Me Love Me Drive Me Insane

DC Star consisted of premier vocalist Kenny Taylor, David Simmons on guitars and vocals, Jeff Avery on guitars, keyboards and vocals, Henry Farmer on bass guitar and Glenn Jones on drums.

The Best of DC Star Records 1977-1983” was re-mastered by David Simmons and John Grant at Secret Sound using Izotope’s Ozone ™ software. This revolutionary process created tracks that sound like you are right back in the 80’s as DC Star recorded on two inch wide 24 track analog tape at Media Sound in NYC! 

Footnote:The two previous DC Star releases “The Best of DC Star – Record Classics” and “The Best of DC Star Volume 2” were discontinued to pave the way for "The Best of DC Star Records” from David and Goliath Music and “Rockin’ in the Classroom” from Unidisc - Mirage/ Atlantic.

The Best of DC Star Records

 Produced & by David Simmons for David and Goliath Music

Re-mastered @ Secret Sound by David Simmons & John Grant

Compiled and digitally mastered from original sources by

Les Lentz @ LSP Sound Studios Annapolis Md / 2001


The Sources

From “The 45 Singles” on Secant Records / 1977-1978

Blue Sparks / J. Antel Keeper Of The Keys / J. Antel

Recorded @ Trac Recorders, Washington D.C.

Produced and Engineered by Caltrick Simone & Jefferson Antel


From “The DC Star Picture Disk” & Media Sessions / 1980-1982

Is It You  / R. McCrory, D. Simmons Makin’ Time / D. Simmons

Both Feet On The Ground / J. Antel, D. Simmons

Recorded by Michael Brauer @ Media Sound Studios, NYC

Produced, Engineered & Remixed by Michael Brauer & DC Star


No Friend Of Mine / J. Antel Wasted Time / D. Simmons

Don’t Call Me Punk / J. Antel, D. Simmons, K. Taylor, D. Taylor

Recorded by Michael Brauer @ Media Sound Studios, NYC

Produced by Eddie DeJoy / Remixed by Gene Shiveley & Fred Mitchel


From WAVA “Washington Rocks” Washington D.C. / 1982

Love Me Love Me Drive Me Insane / R. McCrory, D. Simmons

Recorded @ No Evil Studios, Washington D.C.

Produced by Caltrick Simone / Engineered by Nick Koumoutseas


From “Sessions from The Cellar”, College Park, Md. / 1983

Stop The World From Turning / R. McCrory, D. Simmons

Produced by Ray Tilkins & DC Star


All songs © Davey & Goliath Music Except:

Blue Sparks & Keeper Of The Keys © Q’Mast Music ASCAP


Special Thanks to:

David Sherbow, Ray McCrory, Jefferson Antel, Caltrick Simone,

Mediamax Corporation, RCA Studios, Michael Brauer, Eddie DeJoy,

Frank D’Amico, Hilly Michaels, Stephan Gelfas, Kevin Brenner @ CTA,

our families, friends, and most of all to our Fans.


Road Crew: Danny Barncyz, Joe Moss, Nick Whitelaw, Tony Byrd,

Sam Battaglia, Steve Aitken, Vanessa Koolhof, Billy McGungle


In special memory of: Vocalist Kenneth Russell Taylor

Sound tech David Taylor & Drummer Pat McGowan 

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