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#430: #1 Record by Big Star

2.25.2011


#1 Record by Big Star (1972)

Favorite Track(s): "The Ballad of El Goodo" and "Thirteen" and "The India Song" and "Give Me Another Chance" and "Watch the Sunrise"

Thoughts: Oh, Big Star. You are a honey salve on my Nirvana-inflicted wounds.

The great saxophone on "Feel." The back-up vocals on "The Ballad of El Goodo." The cowbell on "In the Street." All 154 glorious seconds of "Thirteen." Honestly, in my top 20 songs of all time. Well, top 20 acoustic guitar songs. "India Song" reminded me of Simon & Garfunkel and a Wes Anderson movie.

Big Star, I love you always and forever.

It's ok to look outside, your love it will abide.

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