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)