Saturday, October 11, 2008
I just came across this on YouTube and am blown away that it even exists. This is actual footage of the fabled Big Star in the studio circa 1971 when they were recording their first monumental LP. While I am thrilled to see the footage of a young Alex Chilton, I am even more excited to see the clips of the late Chris Bell (one of rock's great undervalued heroes). This was really thrilling to find...one wonders how much more is sitting in the vaults somewhere. What's next, footage of The Velvets recording "Sister Ray" in 68?
For those who perhaps haven't heard Chris Bell's incredible solo album that he cut before he died tragically young, here is the title track set to a really moving fan video: