RIP Alex Chilton
If it wasn’t for Big Star, ‘indie’ or ‘alternative’ music would not sound like it does today. Those REM records wouldn’t be the same, nor The Replacements, nor Teenage Fanclub, nor the hundreds (thousands?) of bands who were then influenced by those artists.
Big Star were never a commercial success, but they certainly left their mark on music. Beyond that, they were an incredible band.
Thank you Alex for some amazing, amazing music.
Haven’t Razorlight made a career out of stealing Big Star riffs?
Maybe – but they seem to have left out the style, verve and soul of Big Star…