Blue Moon Big Star (from Big Star’s Third, circa 1975)
Following from yesterday, another great song from Third. There are days, many days, when I think this is the most beautiful musical recording ever made. There are plenty of love songs that reflect affection, devotion, lust, obsession, jealousy, heartbreak, and so on. There’s not as many about the condition of supporting someone you love in their time of need.
Surely, they exist, and I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5 comes to my mind as I write this, but I think that it’s not as frequent a topic compared to other types of love songs. Maybe it’s because the nature of pop music - its immediacy - doesn’t easily lend itself to the serious, mature emotional investment reflected in a song like this.
The woodwinds - played (or arranged) by Carl Marsh, I believe - always strike a sad chord in me.
Big Star | I’m In Love With A Girl
I’ve blogged it before, I’ll blog it now, and I’ll blog it again I’m sure. Short, sweet, and another lovely song from the greatly underrated Alex Chilton and co.
I’d like to go to India
Live in a big white house in the forest
Drink gin and tonic and play a grand piano
Read a few books
Far from what saddens my heart
Try to live away from it
Big Star - “In the Street”
That awesome moment when that awesome band you’ve loved for years and that awesome show you’ve loved for years are awesomely connected in the most awesome way possible.
From the album “#1 Record Radio City”.
Alex Chilton: I’m In Love With That Song, Carrie Brownstein.
Old but wonderful piece written the day after Alex Chilton died. It expresses all the love I could possibly hold in my little heart for Big Star. (via blackwithink)