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Big Star Bonanza: Box Set, Bonus Tracks, more

For a band who only released two real albums that were both universally ignored at the time, Big Star certainly has a high profile these days. Why? Because they wrote really catchy songs that might not have been en vogue at the time, but have aged very, very well. It doesn’t hurt that everyone from … Continue reading Big Star Bonanza: Box Set, Bonus Tracks, more

Yoko Ono vs. Alex Chilton

I had never heard the Yoko Ono song, “Mrs. Lennon,” before. But Alex Chilton certainly has. In a 1987 interview with Dawn Eden, he admitted that “it’s just like [Big Star’s] ‘Holocaust.’ Exactly.” The Bob: Did you have that song in mind when you wrote “Holocaust”? CHILTON: I don’t know. I think that it was … Continue reading Yoko Ono vs. Alex Chilton