Singles & EPs
About Big Star
The quintessential American power pop band, Big Star remains one of the most mythic and influential cult acts in all of rock & roll. The Memphis-based group fused elements of the British Invasion era into a ramshackle but poignantly beautiful sound that recaptured the spirit of pop's past even as it pointed the way toward the music's future. Although their existence was brief, their three studio albums nevertheless remain unqualified classics -- the polished but muscular studio sound of 1972's #1 Record, the leaner and tougher guitar-based attack of 1974's Radio City, and the hallucinatory swing between beauty and desperation of what would become known as Third. Their impact on subsequent generations of indie bands on both sides of the Atlantic is surpassed only by that of the Velvet Underground.