Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jesus Christ by Big Star

Christmas Rocks at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll. Jesus Christ was born today? I don't think so, dude. The song of the day is 'Jesus Christ' by Big Star. This song was released in 1978 and is featured on the album Third/Sister Lovers.

Big Star is one of those bands that the indie kids love. I'm not hating because they were a great band that sadly were mismanaged and were popular long after they disbanded. Led by Alex Chilton, this Memphis band blended the British Invasion with American folk pop. I highly recommend newbies check out their material from #1 Record and Radio City. 'Battle of El Goodo', 'Back of a Car', and 'September Gurls' are classics. Third/Sister Lovers is for those who have embraced Big Star because this release is a bit odd. 'Jesus Christ' is a fine example of the oddities from this album, so check it out. Enjoy.

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