Tag: Andy Hummel

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

As time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “Live at Lafayette’s Music Room”

Dear God, this is amazing.  Not because it’s Big Star – let’s make one thing clear from the outset:  I...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star”

This wonderful, 22-track compilation is just part of the work Chris Bell did before he dug his heels in with Big Star in 1971. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “The Best of Big Star”

So here’s the short version – Stax Records, in conjunction with Ardent, has finally released a sensible compilation of Big...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: “Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s ‘Third’ Live … and More”

Forget objectivity, because you won’t find it here – not from me.  And certainly not about these live, orchestral,...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Fabrice Couillerot and Donna Ranieri, “Big Star: Isolated in the Light”

This beautiful, hard-cover coffee table book is the result of a five year labor of love from publisher Fabrice Couillerot and photographer...

Music

Record Store Day Special: Big Star, “Jesus Christ”

I’ll keep this simple – a timely package:  the iconic artwork of the three wise men looking at the neon Big Star...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Big Star, “#1 Record” and “Radio City”

The way I’m going to approach this is to pretend that I’ve never heard #1 Record or Radio City.  I’m going to write...

Film, Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: The Makers of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

I’ve written about this movie previously, but now, with the film making its national premiere in theaters, on InDemand and iTunes on...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Jody Stephens (Big Star)

When it comes to bands whose critical acclaim far outweighs their record sales, few can compete with Big Star. The band, which initially...

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Music

Popdose Contest: Big Star, “Third” – Win the Record Store Day Exclusive!

The vinyl release of Big Star "Third" as a Record Store Day exclusive is one of this year's most special offerings. Popdose has a copy for...

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Music

Alex Chilton Remembered

When Alex Chilton died, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere. The Popdose staff remembers Chilton's life, music,...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” Deluxe Reissue

In the summer of 1978, EMI saw the light. Driven by interest in Big Star in the U.K., they released a gatefold double album package...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Posies in San Francisco, September ’98

Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz? (That was a rhetorical question. Put your hands and middle fingers down.) Last week in Bootleg...