Wednesday, February 13, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Big Star "#1 Record"

Its STILL blows my mind up when, in conversation, a reference to Big Star arises and someone inevitably says, "Who?" (...WHO?!) Maybe it's just me or that I'm used to hearing their influences on such TVD favorites as Cheap Trick or The Posies. But really, everyone should own this record.

Yet, I have a confession: I hadn't owned or HEARD it til about 8 years ago. (I guess I just got tired of saying "Who?" when Big Star was mentioned.) I mean I KNEW who they were - Alex Chilton and all that - I just hadn't heard the record. So, playing it for the first time, there was an instant familiarity -- like putting on an old pair of jeans to find they fit perfectly. So, waste no time and grab these today. You're not getting any thinner.

Big Star - Feel (Mp3)
Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo (Mp3)
Big Star - Thirteen (Mp3)
Big Star - Give Me Another Chance (Mp3)
Big Star - In The Street (Mp3)


Davy H said...

It's a wonderful record isn't it? It was Teenage Fanclub that did it for me - and to be fair to them, they namechecked Big Star and Chilton at every available opportunity...

The Vinyl District said...

Of course! The Fannies...

Anonymous said...

Call me a philistine and a blasphemer but I always liked Alex Chilton's solo stuff better than Big Star. More generally, I wanted to say that I really like the blog. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Big Star is such a great band - I live in Memphis, right around the corner from Ardent Records. I'm also surprised when people don't know who they are.

Also, have you heard this: