STARMAN

Founded in 2012, Starman is a proudly independent Australian publishing house.

Our mission is to create and publish high quality limited edition rock’n’roll books that pay homage to the musicians and artists who have and continue to create our rock’n’roll history. Like these individuals who strive to create truly inspirational music, we strive to create truly inspirational books that will both appreciate and be appreciated.

If you would like more information about Starman or you have a great idea for a rock’n’roll book, please send us a message through our Contact Starman page.

BOOKS

  • $395.00

    MAN OUT OF TIME – Deluxe Edition

    $395.00

    BROD SMITH          

    Brod is renowned for his work with The Dingoes, Carson, Adderley Smith Blues Band, Broderick Smith’s Big Combo and more. Brod has also appeared on TV with roles on Blue Heelers, The McGregor Saga and State Coroner.

    Release #1 in the new “101 BOOKS” series from STARMAN. This Deluxe Edition is limited to ‘101 copies’ each signed & numbered by Broderick Smith. With 396 pages printed on archival 140gsm matt artpaper and over 600 full cover images these large coffee table books (230×305) are housed in a beautiful clamshell custom slipcase. The Deluxe Edition includes a 3CD Boxset ‘THEN & NOW 1967-2017’ which features unreleased recordings from Adderley Smith Blues Band (1967), Brod’s BigCombo (1981) and a copy of his recently released album ‘Man Out Of Time’ (recorded 2017). This Slipcase and 3CD Boxset are exclusive to this ‘101 Edition’ and will be not available separately or reprinted. This edition is only available from Starman Books.


    Payment Options: Direct Bank Deposit, Paypal, Afterpay

    Shipping included within Australia.

     

  • $99.00

    MAN OUT OF TIME – Collectors Edition

    $99.00

    BROD SMITH

    Brod is a survivor, still performing and releasing new music, he is revered and much loved as the singer and frontman for the Dingoes, Carson, Adderley Smith Blues Band, Broderick Smith’s Big Combo and more. He has also appeared on TV with roles on Blue Heelers, The McGregor Saga and State Coroner.

    This  Collector’s Edition is limited  to 300 copies, each hand numbered . With 396 pages, these large coffee table books (23 x 30.5cm) are printed on archival 140gsm matt art paper and feature over 600 images.

    BONUS  – includes a hand signed lyric sheet for the classic Dingoes tune ‘Boy on The Run’


    Payment Options: Direct Bank Transfer, Paypal, Afterpay. 

    Shipping is included within Australia.

     

  • Rockin Australia - Rock'n'Roll Poster BookRock'n'Roll Poster Book, Rock Poster Book
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    $299.00 $175.00

    ROCKIN AUSTRALIA – Concert Posters 1957-2007

    $299.00 $175.00

    JAMES ANFUSO

    A mind-tripping visual history of Australian concert posters. Contained in a custom designed slipcase this 3 Volume box set features 2252 full-colour posters across 1200 pages of rock’n’roll memories. A Rock n Roll Poster book that will probably not be repeated.

    Spanning 50 years, these three books are the definitive word on Australian poster art. Included are classic Aussie acts, legendary overseas bands (and those not so well known), indie bands and much more. Artists like Johnny O’Keefe, Billy Thorpe, Easybeats, Masters Apprentices, Daddy Cool, Skyhooks, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, Queen, AC/DC, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, Clash, Kiss, Beasts of Bourbon, Scientists, Nirvana, Metallica and literally 1000’s more. A Rock Poster Book not to be missed.

  • $99.00

    THE JEFF ST JOHN STORY – Deluxe Edition

    $99.00

    SOLD OUT

    JEFF ST JOHN

    A true Aussie music legend! An inspirational and uplifting story of willpower, passion, rock’n’roll, hit singles, fame, drugs, séances, broken marriages, self doubt, attempted suicide, triumph and finally, true love… The Inside Outsider, as told by Jeffrey St John.

    A limited edition of only 200, each complete with a custom designed slipcase and numbered Certificate of Ownership signed by the author.


    Shipping Included within Australia.

  • $49.95

    THE JEFF ST JOHN STORY – Collector’s Edition

    $49.95

    JEFF ST JOHN

    A true Aussie music legend! An inspirational and uplifting story of willpower, passion, rock’n’roll, hit singles, fame, drugs, séances, broken marriages, self doubt, attempted suicide, triumph and finally, true love… The Inside Outsider, as told by Jeffrey St John.


    Shipping included within Australia

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    $375.00 $275.00

    THE ART OF RAY AHN – Deluxe Edition

    $375.00 $275.00

    RAY AHN

    A 2-volume set of Ray’s artwork, in a custom designed slipcase and printed on high quality 140gsm matt art paper. Limited to only 200 hand numbered copies, each boxset has a ‘different’ original signed piece of Ray’s artwork on the slipcase – that’s right, there are no two copies the same! This is a very rare and highly collectible boxset.

    Book 1 “The Art of  Ray Ahn – What I Did During My School Holidays” 
    Book 2  “The Comic Art of Ray Ahn”
      

    The ‘Comic Art of Ray Ahn’ is unique to this boxset and will not be made available separately. Buying the Deluxe boxset is the only way to own a copy.


    Shipping included within Australia

     

  • SUBURBAN SONGLINES

    COMING SOON!

    CLINTON WALKER

    Most general histories of post-war Australian popular music tell the story of a sound, whether pub rock, the inner-city sound of indy rock, or whatever. This book uniquely tells the story of the songs and the songwriting, filling an egregious gap in the bibliography.

    Drawing on the author’s forty years’ experience writing about Australian music and on many previously-unpublished interviews from his archive, it takes a roughly narrative shape, working along with the chronology as the tradition develops through time, and it concludes with the great coming of age of the early 70s just before the birth of Countdown (and not extending beyond that time because the post-Countdown era has been so well documented).

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  • THE HISTORY OF GREASY POP RECORDS

    COMING SOON!

    DOUG THOMAS

    Greasy Pop Records (GPR) was an independent record label founded in Adelaide by Doug Thomas in 1980 to release The Dagoes debut record, The Dagoes Sell Soul. At the time, Thomas also owned local music store Umbrella Music and was a guitarist with the Dagoes.

    This lavish book has full colour images of every GPR release from the Doug Thomas Years (1980–1991). It pays homage to this very influential record label that risked everything to record the emerging new sounds from the streets of Adelaide, bands like the Exploding White Mice, The Mad Turks from Istanbul, The Spikes, Primitive Painters, Dust Collection, Garden Path and Primevils.

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