BIG STAR-KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY.
Sadly, in music, talent doesn’t equate to commercial success. If it did, Big Star would’ve been the biggest bands in musical history. 3,340 more words
Originally published in Spinner, March 17, 2011
A year after Big Star singer and songwriter Alex Chilton passed away in New Orleans on March 17, 2010, and decades past their seventies heyday, the power-pop band continues to affect a generation of alternative rockers. 542 more words
Bands or musical acts that are influential are usually those that are incredibly popular and/or have changed the musical landscape. They are celebrated and recognized by critics and the public alike, and though some people may not like their music, it is hard to deny the importance of their body of work. 943 more words
This is the third installment of a series. Due to the subjective nature of what quantifies a One Hit Wonder, how much of the band must be dead to be a One Hit Wonder With Dead Guys, etc., etc., etc., there will be some shifting of the goal posts across these essays. 615 more words