Big Star Live 1974

Live is the first live album from power pop group Big Star. It was recorded in 1974 while Big Star were promoting their second album, Radio City.

Big Star at this stage consisted of:

  • Alex Chilton – vocals, guitars
  • John Lightman – bass guitar
  • Jody Stephens – drums, vocals

Big Star Live

Big Star Live album cover

Set List

  1. September Gurls – 3:12 (originally on the studio album Radio City)
  2. Way Out West – 2:41 (Radio City)
  3. Mod Lang – 2:38 (Radio City)
  4. Don’t Lie to Me – 3:29 (single)
  5. O My Soul – 5:31 (Radio City)
  6. Interview – 2:54 (this really is a short interview with Alex Chilton)
  7. The Ballad of El Goodo – 3:54 (#1 Record)
  8. Thirteen – 2:54 (#1 Record)
  9. I’m in Love with a Girl – 2:04 (Radio City)
  10. Motel Blues – 3:10
  11. In the Street – 2:55 (#1 Record)
  12. You Get What You Deserve – 3:29 (Radio City)
  13. Daisy Glaze – 3:48 (Radio City)
  14. Back of a Car – 2:30 (Radio City)
  15. She’s a Mover – 3:31 (Radio City)

I’ve got a new basic rule – don’t put an interview in the middle of a live album CD.

What Other People Say About Big Star Live

While the first three Big Star studio albums are favourites of the critics despite low sales, this live album by Big Star hasn’t appeared on the lists of greatest live albums.

It polarises opinion on Amazon – some like it very much, others see it as a big let down.


Buying Big Star Live

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