Covering former Big Star guitarist Chris Bell’s 1978 ballad “I Am the Cosmos,” progressive art-rocker Eamon Fogarty manages to thread the needle, honoring the original’s ache while also tearing it apart via a Sonny Sharrock-style free jazz freakout.
“Rattle my gin!” Last year’s Big Star documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me , is now streaming over at Netflix…which I’ll use, here, as an excuse to highlight the alternate mix of “Mod Lang”, culled […]
If nothing went right for Big Star during their formative years in the early-mid ‘70s (bad distribution, zero management, internal creative strife), in terms of their legacy, it’s all come out golden […]
If there’s a power pop heaven, you know they’ve got a hell of a band. Us sinners can get a sneak preview of it on this recording, which captures Big […]
Trailer for the upcoming Big Star Documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story .
Amongst the revelry in Austin last week during SXSW, Alex Chilton’s sudden passing , and his enduring influence, cast a large shadow throughout the week’s festivities. At every turn one could overhear […]
With reissues, a box set and vinyl all hitting shelves this year it’s a good time to be a Big Star fan, if albeit, a somewhat confusing one. A quick wrap-up: Two […]