To celebrate An Introduction to Elliott Smith, KRS offers his Big Star cover.
What a rollercoaster year to be a Big Star fan.
Watch the hotel rehearsal before the SXSW Alex Chilton tribute.
The singer, songwriter, and guitarist died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans.
All the latest crap we’ve posted to Twitter: 138 tweets.
For lush melodies, sly guitar solos, and backbeat drums, here’s a playlist.
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
Great topic of debate here at Matadornights: Ten Songs By Musicians Who Died Too Soon. Their list includes: Elliot Smith “Needle In The Hay” Metallica “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” (featuring the late Cliff Burton) Jeff Buckley “Halleluja (live at Sin-e)” Nirvana “Drain You (live in Seattle, WA, October 31, 1991)” Buddy Holly “Everyday” Chris Bell “I … Continue reading Ten Songs By Musicians Who Died Too Soon
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
How does a mega fan of both the Beatles and 70s drug music miss Big Star for 30 years? Even he isn’t sure anymore.