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BIG STAR
#1 RECORD / RADIO CITY (2-ON-1) RADIO CITY
STAX
ORIGINAL 1990 CD MASTER
Available at: Loop
Used CD $8.99

BIG STAR
RADIO CITY (REMASTERED IMPORT)
ARDENT
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
Used CD $5.99

BIG STAR
RADIO CITY (2009 REISSUE)
Ardent
Well it's about time. It almost seems redundant at this point to comment on the importance of the two original BIG STAR lps. Most of us know the story at this point. Back in the late 60's, Alex Chilton was a teen pop-star with the BOX TOPS. After quitting that group, he formed BIG STAR with some musician friends from Memphis & made "#1 Record", one of the most underappreciated rock albums of the early 1970's. The other main songwriter in the group, Chris Bell, was so disenchanted with only selling about 500 copies (!!!??) of such a great record that he quit the band. In the 80's, bands like R.E.M. & THE POSIES brought the band back to the world's attention & now as you most of you probably know, "#1 Record" & the follow-up "Radio City" are considered as some of the finest rock/power-pop records ever conceived. With the band trimmed down to a trio, the band was reinvigorated by some positive reviews for the first album & recorded in some people's opinion an even better album with "Radio City." The BEATLES influence is less prominent on this album & the group really shines as a trio. "Back of a Car" & "September Gurls" are easily two of the band's best songs & the rest of the album is rock solid as well. We can't express how excited we are to be able to stock these LPS regularly again especially since the records are on the original label Ardent with faithful reproductions of the original sleeves. They're cheap too. Believe the hype kids, rock n' roll doesn't get much better than this. ESSENTIAL.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave and Loop
New LP $25.99