Friday, November 20, 2015
Weekend Mix: Big Star Stuff
Better late than never?
I have plans for a country rock mix, which I'll have ready for next week.
A couple nights ago I got an email from Sal, wondering if I'd heard The Scruffs, another Ardent band everyone thought was going places, but didn't and fell apart.
I was surpised there was more from that Memphis studio I still hadn't heard.
They were really good, and the record sounds like "Big Star 77". Power pop with a punky edge.
One of the songs I recognized as a version fromTommy Hough, Memphis musician and songwriter who contributed vocals to "Big Star's Third". He was also in a short lived project with John Tiven, "producer" of Alex's "Bachs Bottom". They recorded as Prix, and claimed Alex Chilton as a member with Chris Bell's involvement in recordings that never saw the light of day. Until recently.
Big Star Stuff compiles Prix with all the bonus odds n ends to make something like a Big Star experience.
All songs involve Chris, Alex, Andy, and/or Jody.
It starts off with the 45 version of "O My Soul", ripped from a single autographed by and purchased from Andy Hummel, and ends with "I Am The Cosmos", from "Columbia" 1993, and "Dony", from "In Space" (2005). The "stereo" mix of "Got Kinda Lost" was created by me from a bootleg purchased from Sal.
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Enjoy!- Buzz Baby Jesus