Wednesday, September 30, 2009

one more ham sandwich

Reigning Sound - Time Bomb High School (listen) You feel like he is gonna break down and cry or kiss you full on the mouth or throw a bottle at a cop car at any given second.

Big Star - Keep and Eye on the Sky (listen) Too much love to be contained by the nothing they actually were at the time, Big Star explodes in our imagination just as a big star would; huge, impossibly bright, devastating, life-altering if you are in its radiation path, but in the cosmic sense, one of a countless billion stars going off right this (and every) second. I think Big Star deserves every iota of meta-revisionist love they can get, and I hope each mention puts enough coin in Alex Chilton's pockets to buy one more ham sandwich, but when I listen to them, I'm left wondering how many other massive forgotten bands are there out there.

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