Review: Big Star’s Bio Follows Group’s Ups, Downs
2005 / Book Reviews / Music

Review: Big Star’s Bio Follows Group’s Ups, Downs

A new book traces the ever-stalled career of ’70s power-pop icons Big Star. Although the Memphis combo is a key musical touchstone for many rock bands, the group’s artistic achievements went largely unnoticed during their brief existence. David gives a book report about this story filled with classic albums marred by disappointment and tragedy. Continue reading

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Review: The Band Box Set Chronicles Group’s Forgotten Achievements
2005 / Music

Review: The Band Box Set Chronicles Group’s Forgotten Achievements

With last week’s Bob Dylan documentary still fresh in listeners’ minds, a brand new box set devoted to seminal ’60s combo (and former Dylan sidemen) the Band seeks to reemphasize this largely forgotten group’s place in rock history. Boasting five CDs, one DVD, David judges the weight. Continue reading