Friday, 20 April 2018
Not Just a Two Trick Pony
However. these are only two of the many great songs that they recorded in their short three album career (#1 Record, Radio City and Third/Sister Lover) in the early 70's with a 4th In Space coming along in 2005
Like the Velvet Underground in the 60's they didn't really enjoy much success at the time but have since assumed legendary status and have influenced countless bands who have come after them.
A couple of examples. You only have to listen to The Ballad of El Goodo for the likes of the Jayhawks and a number of other American bands to spring to mind.
Teenage Fanclub freely acknowledge their influence with their album Thirteen named after the Big Star single. Alex Chilton also collaborated with them in his later years.Again you can see the influence when you play What's Going Ahn.
No life is complete without a bit of Big Star in it.
Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo
Big Star - What's Going Ahn