History Music / BigStar

10th Aug '16 6:46:21 PM DavidDelony
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* AscendedFanboy: Chris Bell met Music/PaulMcCartney while working on material for what became his posthumous solo album.

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* AscendedFanboy: Chris Bell Bell, a huge fan of Music/TheBeatles, met Music/PaulMcCartney while working on material for what became his posthumous solo album.
15th Jul '16 10:22:11 AM Roland_Dhalgren
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** Chris Bell died suddenly, and in obscurity, at the age of 27.
22nd Jun '16 5:06:30 AM gewunomox
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Third/Sister Lovers'' sounded more like ''Music/OdesseyAndOracle''-era [[Music/TheZombies Zombies]] than TheWho.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Third/Sister Lovers'' sounded more like ''Music/OdesseyAndOracle''-era [[Music/TheZombies Zombies]] than TheWho.Music/TheWho.
16th Jun '16 8:31:17 PM nombretomado
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The band's first album, the humorously-titled ''#1 Record'', was quickly recorded at Ardent Studios with label founder John Fry as [[RecordProducer producer]] and released in 1972. While it did obtain widespread acclaim, Stax's financial difficulties translated into an inability to get the album into stores, torpedoing the goal that the title playfully alluded to. The album itself proved to be a landmark in the establishment of PowerPop thanks to its catchy Music/TheBeatles-plus-Music/TheWho songwriting and several of its songs have remained widely celebrated in the genre, such as "Feel", "The Ballad of El Goodo", "In the Street" (later covered by Music/CheapTrick as the theme song to ''That70sShow'') and "Thirteen". One song in particular, the chaotic, [[Music/TheRollingStones Stonesy]] rock of "Don't Lie to Me", would predict the group's sonic evolution.

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The band's first album, the humorously-titled ''#1 Record'', was quickly recorded at Ardent Studios with label founder John Fry as [[RecordProducer producer]] and released in 1972. While it did obtain widespread acclaim, Stax's financial difficulties translated into an inability to get the album into stores, torpedoing the goal that the title playfully alluded to. The album itself proved to be a landmark in the establishment of PowerPop thanks to its catchy Music/TheBeatles-plus-Music/TheWho songwriting and several of its songs have remained widely celebrated in the genre, such as "Feel", "The Ballad of El Goodo", "In the Street" (later covered by Music/CheapTrick as the theme song to ''That70sShow'') ''Series/That70sShow'') and "Thirteen". One song in particular, the chaotic, [[Music/TheRollingStones Stonesy]] rock of "Don't Lie to Me", would predict the group's sonic evolution.
8th May '16 4:29:58 PM DavidDelony
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: According to the documentary ''Nothing Can Hurt Me'', Chris Bell, frustrated by ''#1 Record's'' lack of commercial success, erased the album's multi-track tapes.
25th Apr '16 11:35:27 PM aye_amber
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** "Thirteen" has the lyrics ''Tell him what we said about [[Music/RollingStones "Paint it Black"]]''.
** And in reverse, KatyPerry's manager is a huge fan of the band and asked her to name her song "California Gurls" as a tribute after Alex died. We promise this is the last time we'll say "Big Star" and "Katy Perry" in the same sentence.
** The count-off that starts "She's a Mover" is reminiscent of Music/TheBeatles' "Taxman".
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Andy Hummel on "The India Song", and Jody Stephens on "Way Out West" and "For You".

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** "Thirteen" has the lyrics lyrics: ''Tell him what we said about [[Music/RollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones "Paint it Black"]]''.
Black."]]''
** And in reverse, KatyPerry's Music/KatyPerry's manager is a huge fan of the band and asked her to name her song "California Gurls" as a tribute after Alex died. We promise this is the last time we'll say "Big Star" and "Katy Perry" in the same sentence.
** The count-off that starts "She's a Mover" is reminiscent of Music/TheBeatles' "Taxman".
"Taxman."
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Andy Hummel on "The India Song", Song," and Jody Stephens on "Way Out West" and "For You".You."



* VocalTagTeam: Chilton and Bell, on ''#1 Record''.

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* VocalTagTeam: Chilton and Bell, on ''#1 Record''.Record.''
27th Dec '15 3:23:05 AM Morgenthaler
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Chilton revived Big Star in 1993 alongside old mate Stephens and new blood Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of ThePosies. A new album, ''In Space'', followed in 2005 to a predictably mixed reception.

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Chilton revived Big Star in 1993 alongside old mate Stephens and new blood Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of ThePosies.Music/ThePosies. A new album, ''In Space'', followed in 2005 to a predictably mixed reception.
6th Jun '15 5:31:49 AM Patachou
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While Big Star failed to become what their name and debut album envisioned them to be, they were eagerly embraced by the emerging AlternativeRock scene at the beginning of TheEighties - the first wave of popular alt-rock bands led by Music/{{REM}} were nicknamed "jangle pop" and owed an obvious debt to Big Star. Later on, DreamPop supergroup ThisMortalCoil helped re-awaken interest in Big Star through their covers of "Kangaroo" and "Holocaust". Chilton went on to a erratic solo career, and Chris Bell put out a well-received single, "I Am the Cosmos"/"You and Your Sister" (which was later covered by Music/ThisMortalCoil), before dying of a car accident in December 1978. The funeral was held the next day, which happened to be Chilton's birthday. An album of Bell's post-Big Star recordings, also titled ''I Am the Cosmos'', was released in 1992.

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While Big Star failed to become what their name and debut album envisioned them to be, they were eagerly embraced by the emerging AlternativeRock scene at the beginning of TheEighties - the first wave of popular alt-rock bands led by Music/{{REM}} were nicknamed "jangle pop" and owed an obvious debt to Big Star. Later on, DreamPop supergroup ThisMortalCoil Music/ThisMortalCoil helped re-awaken interest in Big Star through their covers of "Kangaroo" and "Holocaust". Chilton went on to a erratic solo career, and Chris Bell put out a well-received single, "I Am the Cosmos"/"You and Your Sister" (which was later covered by Music/ThisMortalCoil), Music/ThisMortalCoil on their album ''Music/{{Blood}}'' (1991)), before dying of a car accident in December 1978. The funeral was held the next day, which happened to be Chilton's birthday. An album of Bell's post-Big Star recordings, also titled ''I Am the Cosmos'', was released in 1992.
24th Apr '15 1:25:46 AM bt8257
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The band's first album, the humorously-titled ''#1 Record'', was quickly recorded at Ardent Studios with label founder John Fry as [[RecordProducer producer]] and released in 1972. While it did obtain widespread acclaim, Stax's financial difficulties translated into an inability to get the album into stores, torpedoing the goal that the title playfully alluded to. The album itself proved to be a landmark in the establishment of PowerPop thanks to its catchy Music/TheBeatles-plus-TheWho songwriting and several of its songs have remained widely celebrated in the genre, such as "Feel", "The Ballad of El Goodo", "In the Street" (later covered by CheapTrick as the theme song to ''That70sShow'') and "Thirteen". One song in particular, the chaotic, [[Music/RollingStones Stonesy]] rock of "Don't Lie to Me", would predict the group's sonic evolution.

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The band's first album, the humorously-titled ''#1 Record'', was quickly recorded at Ardent Studios with label founder John Fry as [[RecordProducer producer]] and released in 1972. While it did obtain widespread acclaim, Stax's financial difficulties translated into an inability to get the album into stores, torpedoing the goal that the title playfully alluded to. The album itself proved to be a landmark in the establishment of PowerPop thanks to its catchy Music/TheBeatles-plus-TheWho Music/TheBeatles-plus-Music/TheWho songwriting and several of its songs have remained widely celebrated in the genre, such as "Feel", "The Ballad of El Goodo", "In the Street" (later covered by CheapTrick Music/CheapTrick as the theme song to ''That70sShow'') and "Thirteen". One song in particular, the chaotic, [[Music/RollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones Stonesy]] rock of "Don't Lie to Me", would predict the group's sonic evolution.
24th Apr '15 1:24:36 AM bt8257
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While Big Star failed to become what their name and debut album envisioned them to be, they were eagerly embraced by the emerging AlternativeRock scene at the beginning of TheEighties - the first wave of popular alt-rock bands led by {{REM}} were nicknamed "jangle pop" and owed an obvious debt to Big Star. Later on, DreamPop supergroup ThisMortalCoil helped re-awaken interest in Big Star through their covers of "Kangaroo" and "Holocaust". Chilton went on to a erratic solo career, and Chris Bell put out a well-received single, "I Am the Cosmos"/"You and Your Sister" (which was later covered by Music/ThisMortalCoil), before dying of a car accident in December 1978. The funeral was held the next day, which happened to be Chilton's birthday. An album of Bell's post-Big Star recordings, also titled ''I Am the Cosmos'', was released in 1992.

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While Big Star failed to become what their name and debut album envisioned them to be, they were eagerly embraced by the emerging AlternativeRock scene at the beginning of TheEighties - the first wave of popular alt-rock bands led by {{REM}} Music/{{REM}} were nicknamed "jangle pop" and owed an obvious debt to Big Star. Later on, DreamPop supergroup ThisMortalCoil helped re-awaken interest in Big Star through their covers of "Kangaroo" and "Holocaust". Chilton went on to a erratic solo career, and Chris Bell put out a well-received single, "I Am the Cosmos"/"You and Your Sister" (which was later covered by Music/ThisMortalCoil), before dying of a car accident in December 1978. The funeral was held the next day, which happened to be Chilton's birthday. An album of Bell's post-Big Star recordings, also titled ''I Am the Cosmos'', was released in 1992.
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