Monday, April 27, 2009

Returning visitors will note the change in the photo behind the title above.  This is a rare shot of the original Big Star line-up in Alex's bedroom that appears in the book  (courtesy of the Ardent archives).  A significant amount of the material on both #1 Record and Radio City was composed in this room.  The general working procedure was for either Chris or Alex to compose most of a tune and then get ideas from other band members to finish it up.  The band also just liked to hang out in the room (and the Chilton house in general), listening to records on  Alex's KLH stereo.  

1 comment:

Larry said...

What a great photo! After so many years without much information about the band, the recent tidal wave of books, outtakes, photos etc. is just wonderful.