I recently acquired a vinyl copy of the Starstruck soundtrack and am very impressed with Judd's contributions and the peformances on the album overall. It's a real new wave classic!
I'm dying to see the film. I thought I'd be getting it in the mail soon, but I mistakenly received some rubbish movie from a few years ago called Starstruck that stars Jamie Kennedy, not Jo!
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts or firsthand stories on the impact Starstruck had on youth culture in Australia and New Zealand. Was it a big deal with kids down there? Was Judd seen as a genuine new wave icon?
I think it's fascinating that after the Enz he went on to take a brief yet key role in NZ punk and then so convincingly embraced the new wave. I can't think of any other figure in music who made the journey from art-rock to punk to new wave so naturally and without ever appearing to be jumping on a bandwagon.