Big Star

Big Star

This is a killer promo from Big Star on the Advent label – a Stax subsidiary. If you’re a fan of power pop, this is definitely a must-have. Personally, early in my record collecting career, I’d get Big Star mixed up with the other ‘star-named’ bands somehow. I’m fairly certain that was because I wasn’t actually listening to all the records I was buying. One drop of the needle on a Big Star vinyl and you’ll understand why they’re in demand. Great music.

I found this one recently as I stopped at a spot I hadn’t checked in over 3 months. No other records to note there other than a beat up Alice Cooper LP priced triple its value at $24 and a stack of Disney 45’s inappropriately priced at $10 – with no dust jackets or covers even. People in my area think records are worth serious gold now –¬†when they can’t find something listed on eBay, they’ll just keep listing these at $2 each. I’m just fine with that.