Saturday Spins: Big Star

Christopher Bradley

Christopher is a lawyer from NEPA, aka, Pennsultucky, He is an avid baseball fan, audiophile, and dog owner. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife and daughters, reading, listening to music, watching baseball (except the Yankees) and writing. If you wish to send him a positive missive, any errata concerning albums, or requests regarding albums: saturdayspins32 at gmail dot com

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  1. Saul Degraw says:

    Big Star is one of those bands that should have gotten big but never did. Their influence is in who loved them and went on to brighter places. Here is Big Star’s Stroke It Noel which references rock classic Do You Want to Dance?

  2. Slade the Leveller says:

    Big Star never really did anything for me, but I’m giving this record a listen right now, and I’ll be damned. THIS.IS.A.GOOD.RECORD!

    I’ll agree, too, with the author, What’s Going Ahn and Morpha Too could have been left in the vault.

    I’m In Love With A Girl is a sweet song, but it’s either the first song Chilton ever wrote, or he wrote it during a bathroom break in the studio.Report

  3. Mary F Kaltreider says:

    There’s a documentary called ‘Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me’ which I saw at an XPN Music Film Festival in 2013 which has footage of the group from the beginning, and helps explain what made them great as well as what hurt their commercial success. I hadn’t heard of them till I saw it. Apparently you can watch it on YouTube or Amazon Prime, etc. for 2.99, if my Google search is accurate. I highly recommend it!Report