If trawling through the classic-era Big Star's mammoth collection of three albums is too much for you then consider this handy 'best of' which collects tracks from each to showcase Alex Chilton's prime power pop band. With songs such as 'Back of My Car' and 'September Gurls' in their locker it's still rather hard to fathom why they only sold about twelve records.
CD £12.49 7202131
CD on Universal.
Vinyl Double LP £25.99 7202213
Gatefold 2LP on Universal.
8/10 Jack 29th June 2017
Big Star the best unknown band of the '70's. Alex Chilton (coming off his first solo LP that amazingly was not picked up by a label) and the talented Chris Bell got together and recorded music history at the Ardent Studios in Memphis with a #1 record and then Alex put out Radio City and the dark 3rd. All the would be hits are here from the perfect single "September Gurls" to the lovely "Thirteen" to the funny "Jesus Christ" to the stark "Nighttime". It's a 45rpm LP and it's the ideal starter kit for a Big Star newbie.
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