Big Star

#1 Record (Limited Purple Vinyl) [VINYL]


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Limited LP : Purple Vinyl

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The problem with coming in late on an artwork lauded as "influential" is that you've probably encountered the work it influenced first, so its truly innovative qualities are lost. Thus, if you are hearing Big Star's debut album for the first time decades after its release (as, inevitably, most people must), you may be reminded of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers or R.E.M., who came after -- that is, if you don't think of the Byrds and the Beatles circa 1965. What was remarkable about #1 Record in 1972 was that nobody except Big Star (and maybe Badfinger and the Raspberries) wanted to sound like this -- simple, light pop with sweet harmonies and jangly guitars. Since then, dozens of bands have rediscovered those pleasures. But in a way, that's an advantage because, whatever freshness is lost across the years, Big Star's craft is only confirmed. These are sturdy songs, feelingly performed, and once you get beyond the style to the content, you'll still be impressed.

Tracklist

A1 Feel
A2 The Ballad Of El Goodo
A3 In The Street
A4 Thirteen
A5 Don't Lie To Me
A6 The India Song
B1 When My Baby's Beside Me
B2 My Life Is Right
B3 Give Me Another Chance
B4 Try Again
B5 Watch The Sunrise
B6 ST100/6

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https://youtu.be/_9DCwmyVl38