“#1 Record” by Big Star - album review

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TJR says

Much revered album from the Memphis quartet, digging on the Beatles, the Byrds and the Stones, whilst introducing strangely futuristic motifs that would later be expanded upon by other artists in the realms of power pop and indie. They were: Chris Bell (guitar, vocals), Alex Chilton (guitar, vocals), Andy Hummel (bass guitar, vocals) and Jody Stephens (drums). Terry Manning (electric piano, harmony vocals) guests. It's a very pleasant affair with some strong harmonizing throughout but, for me, any early promise on side one is betrayed by some drippy entries in the second half. I've seen bigger stars.

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A1 [03:34] 5.2.png Big Star - Feel (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Rock
A2 [04:21] 5.6.png Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [02:55] 6.1.png Big Star - In The Street (Chris Bell, William Chilton) New Wave
A4 [02:34] 5.9.png Big Star - Thirteen (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Songwriter
A5 [03:07] 4.5.png Big Star - Don’t Lie To Me (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Rock
A6 [02:20] 5.1.png Big Star - The India Song (Andy Hummel) Folk Rock / Americana
B1 [03:22] 4.3.png Big Star - When My Baby’s Beside Me (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Rock
B2 [03:07] 3.5.png Big Star - My Life Is Right (Chris Bell, Tom Eubanks) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B3 [03:26] 2.7.png Big Star - Give Me Another Chance (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Songwriter
B4 [03:31] 3.4.png Big Star - Try Again (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B5 [03:45] 5.5.png Big Star - Watch The Sunrise (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Songwriter
B6 [01:01] 3.6.png Big Star - ST 100/6 (Chris Bell, William Chilton) Songwriter

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