Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Alex Chilton's Acoustic Set from "Big Star Live"

The best cd I ever bought was the 2 LP combo of #1 Record/Radio City by Big Star. The cd Third/Sister Lovers is amazing as well.

If you don't have these, get them now.

There's only other Big Star cd worth having is the 1974 radio broadcast released as Big Star Live. It is mainly worth it for Alex Chilton's incredible acoustic set in the middle. Here is Chilton's four song set.

Big Star - "The Ballad of El Goodo"

Big Star - "Thirteen"

Big Star - "I'm in Love with a Girl"

Big Star - "Motel Blues" (Loudon Wainwright III cover)

Buy Big Star Live from amazon.com


  1. Thanks for posting these, DH. The Broken Nobles (Conor and Jakes, ex-Holy Ghost Revival) had been telling me about Big Star, and I'd never heard any of their stuff before this week... nice work on the blog, by the way. Keep goin'!

  2. Thanks, Paul.

    You have to get the two Big Star cds, #1 Record/Radio City and Third/Sister Lovers.

    I would stay away from the lame reunion album (with two guys from Big Star and two guys from the Posies), as well as the complilations, but definitely pick up Chris Bell's "I Am the Cosmos," too.

    There's also a good book that about Big Star by Rob Jovanovic that came out a few years ago.

    Thanks for checking out the blog. Talk to you soon.