Sunday, July 28, 2013

UTR 7-28-13 (Big Star)

Pick Of The Week
Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me Soundtrack

Hour 1
Big Star - In The Street
     Cheap Trick's cover of this was the theme to That 70s Show
Sloan - Penpals
     Sloan's lineup has remained unchanged since they started in 1991
Luna - Smile
     Luna was born out of the demise of Galaxie 500 & The Feelies
Buffalo Tom - Tree House
     Big Red Letter Day (1993)
Replacements - Alex Chilton
     Alex played guitar on Replacements song Can't Hardly Wait
Bob Mould - See A Little Light
     Bob's poppier side was of a direct tip of the hat to Big Star
Bettie Serveert - Tom Boy
     They formed in 1986, broke up after one gig, and reformed in 1990
Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me
     All 3 of their albums are in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 of all time
Superdrag - Baby Goes To Eleven
     band is from Knoxville, Tennessee
Brendan Benson - Purely Automatic
     One of several singles Brendan has released this year
Nada Surf - Whose Authority
     Their most popular song, Popular, sounds nothing like most of their catalog
Matthew Sweet - Warning
     From the album Kimi Ga Suki, which was a thank you to his Japanese fans
Posies - Flavor Of The Month
     Frosting On The Beater (1993)
Big Star - A Whole New Thing
     Two members of the Posies hooked up with Alex and Jody of Big Star for a second wave of the band in 2005

Hour 2
Big Star - My Life Is Right
     The documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me is available On Demand and on iTunes
Television - See No Evil
     Richard Lloyd of Television was in Alex Chilton & The Cossacks
The dB's - Bad Reputation
     Chris Stamey of The dB's was also in The Cossacks
Records - Starry Eyes
     The Records were often referred to as The British Big Star
The Knack - Frustrated
     Unlike Big Star, the critics hated The Knack, but their debut album sold a ton
Jayhawks - Big Star
     The song is a love letter to Big Star
R.E.M. - Sitting Still
     R.E.M. makes appearances in the documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me
Big Star - September Gurls
     The Bangles did a really good cover of this song in 1986
Teenage Fanclub - Shock And Awe
     I don't think there is any band that sounds more like Big Star
Mikal Cronin - See It My Way 
     from his terrific new album MCII
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Last Days
     Ted went to Notre Dame, but we won't hold that against him
Raconteurs - Level
     No word on a third album yet
Surfer Blood - Phantom Limb
     from their new album Pythons
Teenage Fanclub - Mellow Doubt
     had to play Teenage Fanclub again
Mary Lou Lord - Speeding Motorcycle
     Daniel Johnston cover, made famous from a Target commercial
Big Star - Thirteen
     Big Star's Chris Bell died in 1978.  Alex Chilton died in 2010

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