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Posted: 12 Apr 09, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been getting into the music of Big Star lately and was wondering if there were any other fans here. Their song In The Street was changed a bit and used as the theme song to That 70s Show (where, I think, Cheap Trick played it), but I don't really know of any other songs they've done that are well known... maybe The Ballad of El Goodo. So, anyone else familiar with/a fan of this awesome band?


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Posted: 12 Apr 09, 22:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dan Corson IV: Into Your Drug wrote:

I have been getting into the music of Big Star lately and was wondering if there were any other fans here. Their song In The Street was changed a bit and used as the theme song to That 70s Show (where, I think, Cheap Trick played it), but I don't really know of any other songs they've done that are well known... maybe The Ballad of El Goodo. So, anyone else familiar with/a fan of this awesome band?

Great! I love pretty much all the songs of the...#1 record, but especially "Thirtheen", it's so beautiful, tender and sensitive - the song is simple, straightforward, stripped down to the very basics when it comes to instrumentation, and yet it sounds just wonderfully. A lovely song.

"Thirteen" is very well known, I have listened to some covers of it, for instance.

I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm a fan of the band because it was so short-lived, although hugely influential. I can say I like it a lot and, for instance, if one brings it to my memory, as you just did, I feel like listening to their songs. 

 I miss listening to some of their songs. I don't know how it all played out, but many of their songs remind me of George Harrisson - it seems as if they were following the steps of George and trying to go further with his lyrical and very emotional way of playing and writting songs.

Great thread. Thanks!
 
  

 








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Posted: 15 Apr 09, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan and Yara?
Yara and Dan?

You two are a match made in Queenzone. I really think you two should meet up and do some love thumping.

Anyway, on a serious note, both of you have wonderful tastes in music and I will have to check 'em out.



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