Big Star

Big Star

In the early '70s, four youngsters from Memphis, the birthplace of rock and soul, put together a pop band (of all things) and proceeded to make music that merged the architectural splendor of the original Byrds with the charged mystery of Revolver-era Beatles, adding to this rich brew an element of anxiety that gave it a dark undercurrent not usually associated with guitar-pop music. The fact that Big Star was criminally overlooked during its brief existence and remained so for the vast majority of music fans in the succeeding years only served... more