Label: Line Records - LICD 9.00465 O • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Power Pop
The lone Big Star record to merit the full participation of founder Chris Bellthe brightly produced 1 Record splits the songwriting Pakkopaitaa - Ne Luumäet - Pahat Ja Rumat evenly between him and Alex Chilton in the tradition of Depeche Mode - 101 - McCartney.
But from the beginning, the group is tearing apart at the seams: Bell and Chilton 's relationship seems less a working partnership than a battle of wills, and each possesses his own distinctive vision. The purist, Bell crafts electrifying and melodic classic pop like "Feel" and "In the Street," while Chiltonthe malcontent, pens luminous, melancholy ballads like "The Ballad of El Goodo" and "Thirteen.
However, Radio City shifts gears dramatically: Bell is largely absent though he guests, uncredited, on a few tracks, including the wonderful "Back of a Car"allowing Chilton 's darker impulses free reign. From the raucous opener "O My Soul" onward, the new Big Star is noisier, edgier, and even more potent. Erratic mixing, spotty production, shaky performances -- by all rights, Radio City should be a failure, yet Chilton is at his best when poised on the brink of disaster, and the songs hang together seemingly on faith and conviction alone.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Big Star. The Ballad of el Goodo. In the Street. Don't Lie to Me. The India Song. Andy Hummel. When My Baby's Beside Me. My Life Is Right. Give Me Another Chance. Try Again. Watch the Sunrise.
O My Soul. Alex Chilton. Life Is White. Way Out West. What's Going Ahn. You Get What You Deserve. Mod Lang. Back of a Car. Daisy Glaze.
She's a Mover. September Gurls. Morpha Too. I'm in Love with a Girl. Spotify Amazon. The India Song Andy Hummel. O My Soul Alex Chilton. Way Out West Andy Hummel. She's a Mover Alex Chilton. September Gurls Alex Chilton. Morpha You Get What You Deserve - Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City Alex Chilton. I'm in Love with a Girl Alex Chilton.