Articles tagged alex chilton, big star

Big Star: #1 Record / Radio City

If you don’t have these two albums, your record collection has a massive hole.

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“Kind of Serendipity, I Think”: An Interview with Jody Stephens of Big Star

Big Star were not talked about much when they were releasing their music, but as their influence spread, so did their legend. With a new documentary in tow, sole surviving member Jody Stephens talks to PopMatters about the band's legacy, followers, and unsung mentors and teachers ...

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Technicolor Revelations: A Conversation with Jon Lindsay

The talented new singer-songwriter chatted with PopMatters about his affinity for storytelling and collecting keyboards, and what inspired his debut LP, a collection of power pop songs that shine from Chicago to Charlotte.

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The Disciplines: Virgins of Menace

The songs on Virgins of Menace are good, the sort of pop pleasures that we like, but not the sort of pop perfection that we cherish. Will we remember it in 20 years time?

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Ray Davies: See My Friends

Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Music Documentaries

Music geeks are salivating at the prospect of these five upcoming music documentaries.

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22 Dec 2010 // 3:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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29 Mar 2010 // 6:00 AM

The Posthumous Sales Bump

Analyzing the phenomenon of the inevitable spike in album sales and interest of an artist after they die.

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I have to confess, I’m not too familiar with the musical oeuvre of the recently-passed Alex Chilton. Most of what I know about the

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18 Mar 2010 // 4:14 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — I was supposed to go out and hear some music. I didn’t know if it would be some clanging revelation, a sound

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Making a Case for the Most Underappreciated Band in Pop Music

Big Star may have long dwindled on the threshold of musical ubiquity and dangling obscurity, but it strangely seems like the only befitting legacy for artists so caught between their innate standing as pop music outsiders and their reverential, ever-striving will for superstardom.

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The Music of Adventureland (stream)

Greg Mottola’s upcoming Adventureland extends his Superbad interest in awkward young coupling, but this time around he’s chosen a more romantic approach. The

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9 Sep 2008 // 9:57 PM

Haley Bonar: Big Star

Big Star proves that Bonar’s refinement of her sound is on the right track.

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4 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Big Star: In Space

The addition of ex-Posies members has actually succeeding in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either Number One Record or Radio City.

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15 Oct 2003 // 10:00 PM

	Big Star: Big Star Story

Big Star might have only put out three measly albums that were all commercial flops three decades ago, but that band’s influence was so

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31 Dec 1994 // 10:03 PM

Big Star: Radio City

This recording may be the finest rock recording ever reduced to vinyl or CD.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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