RIP Alex Chilton: TSURURADIO Re-Presents… #1 Record by Big Star on Vinyl

On Friday I mentioned that if I had some time, I’d pull a little something out of the archives for you for a fallen icon.  As you probably know, Alex Chilton died on March 17th.  Well, back on August 11, 2007 we presented a vinyl rip of Big Star’s #1 Record at the recommendation of our very own Peanut.  I thought I’d just re-present that post for you today.  Enjoy & rest in peace Alex Chilton…

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August 11, 2007:  This has got to be one of the more interesting & fun vinyl rips for me. Why? well, let me tell ya… I asked my good friend Peanut, of the infamous and incredible Peanut’s Playground to recommend which album I should rip next, any album he wants. If I don’t have it, I’ll go get it. He came back with Big Star’s #1 Record. I’d actually didn’t think I ever even heard of this album or this band, but a promise is a promise.

After some searching around (not just for the album, but also my wallet that morning) I found it on one of my favourite sites, GEMM, from some record store out in Greece. Then, after about a week, I come home from work to find Big Star sitting on the chair on the porch by our front door, like a lost puppy, wanting to come home with me (awww). This was about a week ago. Given how crazy it’s been lately at home and work, I patiently waited (very uncharacteristically of me, I might add) to give this a proper listen… I’m very glad I did.

After my usual test run to make sure everything was ready, I turned up the headphones, hit record, and dropped that need. Let me tell you, my friends, from the first few seconds of “Feel”, to the perfect harmonies of “ST 100/6? I was smiling, bobbing my head, hoping not to wake up my lady. Ah, and “In The Street”, I actually knew most of the words to that one (and I bet you will too!). This is just some excellent classic rock & roll, plain, pure, and simple… What can I say, Peanut? Excellent recommendation, perfect album for vinyl, I sure hope the rest of you enjoy! So, let’s get to it as…

Drum roll, please…

TSURURADIO Presents… Big Star’s #1 Record on Vinyl!!!
(Full Zip)

Side A

01 Feel
02 The Ballad Of El Goodo
03 In The Street
04 Thirteen
05 Don’t Lie To Me
06 The India Song

Side B

07 When My Baby’s Beside Me
08 My Life Is Right
09 Give Me Another Chance
10 Try Again
11 Watch The Sunrise
12 ST 100/6

Go show Big Star some love here, here, here, and here now! And go show Peanut some love too, one of the best sites out there…

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Cheers everyone, have a wonderful Sunday…


8 comments for “RIP Alex Chilton: TSURURADIO Re-Presents… #1 Record by Big Star on Vinyl

  1. March 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    This is so good, I’m downloading it again!

  2. March 21, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    excellent! thanks…

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  4. Yoly
    November 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    amo esto albumo (bad spanish on purpose for no reason other than i can), muchas gracias!

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