Remember The Time: Starry and 'Restless' Nights With Starpoint

Friday, December 12, 2008

Is it just me or did alot of 80's funk groups have "star" in their names...I mean we had Five Star, Atlantic Starr, Midnight Star, Starpoint...was this like some inside joke from these groups? Whatever, I like 'em in all their starryness and right now I'm focusing on Starpoint...the highly underrated and lesser known "star"group of the 80's. Starpoint's got a monster hit out of 1985's "Object Of My Desire", and while it's a great pop n' funk piece (thanks to the late producer Keith Diamond), the title track to their Restless album, is an on point jam and actually better IMO. It's catchy, synth infested and features some stellar vocals by Starpoint's vocalist, Renee Diggs, whom sadly passed away of multiple sclerosis in 2005. The video features some brutally 80's things from keytars (!!!) to dripping Jheri curls to Karate Kid styled headbands, but the most fantastic thing about this video is Renee Diggs and her outfit. For the record, if I was my 22 year old self in the 80's, I would want my look to look like that...the bustier ballerina dress, white gloves, tons of diamond bling, my hair looking like it could take over the planet...yes, Renee, you are my 80's style icon.

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