Tag: Big Star

Tuesday 1/3/23 10am ET: Feature LP: Big Star – #1 Record (1972)

Number #1 Record is the debut album by the American rock band Big Star. It was released on April 24, 1972 by Memphis-based Ardent Records.

Many critics praised the album’s vocal harmonies and songcraft but #1 Record suffered from poor distribution and sold fewer than 10,000 copies upon its initial release. However, #1 Record gained wider attention in the late 1970s in the UK when EMI reissued it with Radio City as a double LP package due to increasing demand. The same combination was used when the album was released on CD in 1992. It is now widely-regarded as a seminal work in pop rock and power pop. In 2020 it was ranked number 474 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Rolling Stone also ranked the song “Thirteen” as number 406 on its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was voted number 188 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

  1. “Feel” 3:34
  2. “The Ballad of El Goodo” 4:21
  3. “In the Street” 2:55
  4. “Thirteen” 2:34
  5. “Don’t Lie to Me” 3:07
  6. “The India Song” 2:20
  7. “When My Baby’s Beside Me” 3:22
  8. “My Life Is Right” 3:07
  9. “Give Me Another Chance” 3:26
  10. “Try Again” 3:31
  11. “Watch the Sunrise” 3:45
  12. “ST 100/6” 1:01

Chris Bell – guitar, vocals
Alex Chilton – guitar, vocals
Andy Hummel – bass guitar, vocals
Jody Stephens – drums
Terry Manning – electric piano, harmony vocals

Monday 5/17/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy, Paper Lace, Cher, Bad Company, Rare Earth, CCR, Jim Croce, Eddie Floyd, Elton John, BTO, Miracles, Big Star, Diana Ross and more . . .