Big Star can be ranked alongside the Velvet Underground and the Sex Pistols as one of the major inspirations for the indie and alternative rock movements. The group's first two albums, have influenced everyone from REM to Teenage Fanclub to the Replacements to Nirvana. Their debut, #1 Record, combined the melodiousness and perfectly arranged feel of the mid-period Beatles with the raw rock kick of the early Kinks and the jangly country-rock beauty of the Byrds. Feel, Don't Lie to Me, and When My Baby's Beside Me feature stinging guitar licks, punchy rhythms, and hooks galore, and sound like someone discovering rock and roll for the first time. Alex Chilton's Give Me Another Chance and Chris Bell's Try Again, on the other hand, are acoustic ballads with exquisitely beautiful, layered harmonies. Chilton's 13 and The Ballad of El Goodo are bright, unforgettable paeans to innocence.
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• We aim to dispatch orders placed before 11am on the same day.
• We are unable to ship orders on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
• If you purchase a pre-order item amongst an order of in-stock releases, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock.
• Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that your order is delivered within a specified time, we cannot accept any responsibility for late deliveries due to circumstances outside of our control. We will do our best to inform you of any unexpected delay.
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