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  Big Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Big Star was an American rock and roll band of the early 1970s whose work is often cited as a prime example of power pop.
Big Star was formed in 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, by guitarist/vocalist Chris Bell, bassist Andy Hummel, drummer Jody Stephens, and guitarist/vocalist Alex Chilton.
Big Star was introduced to a new generation of fans when "In the Street" was selected as a representative song of the 1970s decade by the producers of the sitcom That '70s Show, who used it for the show's theme song in 1998.
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 Big Star
Big Star, as their cult usually proclaims, were the Power Pop band Number One at the time.
Since then, Big Star have surprisingly proved to be influential - a huge chunk of the Eighties/Nineties alternative scene claim to have been raised and reared upon the foundations of their sound.
The "big" song off this album is 'September Gurls' (geez, not even Big Star could resist mocking the poor English orthography), which everyone and his grandma cite as the major prototype for a huge lot of alternative bands.
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 Big Star: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although creative tensions, haphazard distribution, and marketplace indifference conspired to ensure Big Star [+]'s brief existence and commercial failure, the group's three studio albums nevertheless remain unqualified classics, and their impact on subsequent generations of indie bands on both sides of the Atlantic is surpassed only by that of the Velvet Underground.
Big Star [+]'s second album, 1974's Radio City [+], remains their masterpiece -- ragged and raw guitar-pop infused with remarkable intensity and spontaneity.
To the surprise of many, the Big Star [+] reunion continued with tours of Europe and Japan, and -- most shocking of all -- even an appearance on television's The Tonight Show, although no new studio recordings were forthcoming.
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 Bigstar Entertainment v. Next Big Star
A five-pointed red star is used to dot the "i", and a light bluish-grey trail evinces that the star has streaked across the top of the logo to the left from the right.
Sixth, the phrase "big star", comprised of ordinary words only’ borrowed or adapted rather than created, belongs in the public domain and cannot be appropriated to merchandise exclusively the products of one particular seller.
Big Star Jeans USA has its own website at "www.bigstarusa.com" Id Ex D. Big Star is also the name of a 1970’s rock band re-formed in 1992 that has performed in New York and whose compact discs are still being released and made available for purchase.
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 Big Star Clusters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Super-star clusters contain millions of stars and often have structural properties similar to those of globular clusters in the Milky Way galaxy.
This census of compact star clusters emphasizes the peculiarity of super-star clusters in dwarf galaxies.
star clusters known, as massive and compact as the globular clusters in the
www.lowell.edu /press_room/releases/recent_releases/star_clusters_rls.html   (477 words)

  
 Big Star interview
After years of toiling away on beautiful records that only a handful of critics enjoyed and languishing in semi-obscurity, Big Star is back now to the delight to the many fans it's accumulated over the years.
There are moments that it's a Big Star record but I think it's really his album.
There was such a precarious thing about Big Star and its performances that I would feel uncomfortable about instigating things but if somebody asked, I felt a lot more comfortable.
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 PCP :Big Star</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> From day one, when the group decided to call themselves <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> after the grocery chain across the street from <a href="/topics/Ardent-Studios" title="Ardent Studios" class=fl>Ardent Studios</a> on National, the group was a self-contained unit of <a href="/topics/Alex-Chilton" title="Alex Chilton" class=fl>Alex Chilton</a>, Christopher Bell, Andy Hummel, and Jody Stephens. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Rob Jovanovic's forthcoming <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> book (<b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>: The Story of Rock's Forgotten Band, to be published Nov. <a href="/topics/2004" title="2004" class=fl>2004</a> in the UK only) does a wonderful job of laying out all the configurations that the many players in the <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> story were involved in between 1965-1970. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> As we approached the advent of <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>, Icewater or whatever you call it, as a performing group was just Chris, Jody, and me with Richard filling in a time or two.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.popculturepress.com /big-star.html</font>   (1669 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>Rykodisc Catalog - Third / Sister Lovers - Big Star</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Until THIRD, <b>Big</b> <b>Star's</b> sound was a hybrid of Anglo-pop and rough-edged '60s soul, the antithesis of the "progressive rock" trend of the period. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> distinguished themselves by foregrounding their dark side without sacrificing their pop appeal. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Though THIRD (also known by the band's original title SISTER LOVERS) was released as a <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> album, it is largely regarded as Chilton's solo effort.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.rykodisc.com /Catalog/dump/rykoalbums_134.asp</font>   (277 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>PortlandTribune.com | That ’70s band</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <a href="/topics/Alex-Chilton" title="Alex Chilton" class=fl>Alex Chilton</a> and the legendary <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> continue to win sensitive young hearts --> An entire cult of rock ’n’ roll is dedicated to “one-hit wonders.” The category is cluttered with names such as Syndicate of Sound, Sammy Johns and Kajagoogoo, folks <a href="/topics/The-Who" title="The Who" class=fl>who</a> managed to roll the dice and come up with a seven. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> broke up in 1975, but Chilton and Stephens reunited in <a href="/topics/1993" title="1993" class=fl>1993</a> to play a show at Columbia, Mo. It was recorded and released as <b>Big</b> <b>Star’s</b> “Live at <a href="/topics/University-of-Missouri" title="University of Missouri" class=fl>Missouri University”</a>; (Zoo Records). </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> As for the present, <a href="/topics/Rykodisc" title="Rykodisc" class=fl>Rykodisc</a> has a <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> retrospective album in the works, and the usually tight-lipped Chilton has talked about the possibility of a new record.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.portlandtribune.com /archold.cgi?id=15618</font>   (851 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>Big Star: In Space: Pitchfork Review</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> They've remained <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> longer than any other of the other incarnations, but judging from the band's first album of new material-- the first bearing the name <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> in nearly 30 years-- they sound more like the countless <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> followers than <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Band names are essentially brand names, especially in the case of <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>, which took its moniker from a regional chain of grocery stores. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> For a band like <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> to release a new album of original material 30 years after what most believed was their last is a calculated risk: It's sure to get people's attention, but it also threatens to devalue the brand.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/b/big-star/in-space.shtml</font>   (613 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.virginiamusicflash.com/bigstar.htm">Big Star band</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Their only "claim to fame" was singer/guitarist <a href="/topics/Alex-Chilton" title="Alex Chilton" class=fl>Alex Chilton’s</a> teenaged stint with ‘60s hitmakers The <a href="/topics/Box-Tops" title="Box Tops" class=fl>Box Tops—</a>; and <b>Big</b> <b>Star’s</b> music bore absolutely NO resemblance to the Tops’ blue-eyed soul (not that any such resemblance would have been likely to help, commercially, in 1973). </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> was Christopher Bell’s group when <a href="/topics/Alex-Chilton" title="Alex Chilton" class=fl>Alex Chilton</a> joined it, and #1 Record is dominated by Bell’s studio technique, even if at least half of the songs are Chilton’s. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The balance of the songs of <a href="/topics/Radio-City-%28album%29" title="Radio City %28album%29" class=fl>Radio City</a> and <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> Third are concerned with love and lust, the confusion that results from trying to differentiate between or reconcile the two, and the despair (and the ensuing defensive narcissism) of trying to understand someone of the opposite sex when one hardly understands one’s self.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.virginiamusicflash.com /bigstar.htm</font>   (1952 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/b/bigstar-bigstarstory.shtml">Big Star: Big Star Story - PopMatters Music Review</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> is one of the few bands that only gained more popularity and legendary status simply by not adding to its sparse and brief yet brilliant catalogue. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> deserved far more acclaim than they got at the time of these albums, but thankfully songs such as the infectious and cavity-inducing "Back of a Car" and the sugar-coasted Biblical take of "Jesus Christ" still stand up against the next few generations of grand <a href="/topics/Power-pop" title="Power pop" class=fl>power pop</a> bands. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> might have been a shooting <b>star</b>, but despite the commercial anonymity, theirs was a bloody bright light!</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/bigstar-bigstarstory.shtml</font>   (781 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>riverfronttimes.com | | Music | Big Star | 1998-12-09</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Considering Chilton's output since <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>, though -- loose-man blues sprinkled with lounge kitsch -- it would seem his stint in that band was an aberrant flash of genius. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> are my heroes for being there when I needed them. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> is called <a href="/topics/Power-pop" title="Power pop" class=fl>power pop</a>, but in contrast to the <a href="/topics/The-Beatles" title="The Beatles" class=fl>Beatles</a>' popularity and upbeat melodies, they explored the nooks and crannies of sadness as if it were a cave, with just enough light to guide their vision.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.riverfronttimes.com /issues/1998-12-09/music7.html</font>   (651 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.bigstarproductions.com">big star graphix cd replication</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> puts its focus on the independent musician, record label and music lover. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Our focus is on you and providing you with a package that is not only retail ready but a professional representation of your work, your lifestyle and your love... </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> By putting your trust in <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> your committed to a team of professionals <a href="/topics/The-Who" title="The Who" class=fl>who</a> share the same passion as you.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.bigstarproductions.com</font>   (96 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.outersound.com/bigshot/inkblot/rev-archive/bigstar.htm">Big Star : Third/Sister Lovers <<Review---Ink ï Blot Magazine>></a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Over three albums in the early '70s <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> put their own spin on classic pop, winning scads of ecstatic reviews and very few record sales. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> For all the shiny, happy, jangly bands <a href="/topics/The-Who" title="The Who" class=fl>who</a> revere <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>, Sister Lovers, their lost masterpiece, sure is one nasty record. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> At other times the desperation is more explicit: <b>"Big</b> Black Car" is forsaken heroin soup, and "Holocaust" is the kind of cutting personal indictment you wouldn't wish on an A&R rep. Only "Stroke It Noel," with its "Do you wanna dance?" lyric rewritten to match <a href="/topics/Jim-Dickinson" title="Jim Dickinson" class=fl>Jim Dickinson's</a> uplifting violin arrangement, shows much sign of hope.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.outersound.com /bigshot/inkblot/rev-archive/bigstar.htm</font>   (295 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.starlures.com">Star Lures Big Game Fishing Lures</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The <b>Star</b> Lures product lines have been the choice of serious saltwater fishermen all over the world. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> As one of the most respected names in saltwater fishing, <b>Star</b> Lures are engineered and designed for maximum performance and customer value. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Star</b> Lures has increased its line of track proven lures for the <a href="/topics/2003" title="2003" class=fl>2003</a> season.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.starlures.com</font>   (393 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://archives.cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/18/bigcountry.adamson">CNN.com - Big Country star found hanged - December 18, 2001</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The 43-year-old guitarist, <a href="/topics/The-Who" title="The Who" class=fl>who</a> had global hits in the 1980s, was found dead on Sunday in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel near Honolulu International Airport, police said. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> Country's guitar-driven formula helped them to a string of British hits in the 1980s, including "In a <b>Big</b> Country" and "Fields of Fire." </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Adamson went on to form <b>Big</b> Country in the early 1980s.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>archives.cnn.com /2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/18/bigcountry.adamson</font>   (444 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.telarc.com/biography/bios.asp?aid=155&gsku=1009">Telarc International: The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni <b>All-Stars</b> began in 1997; the Alumni <b>All-Star</b> <b>Big</b> Band debuted in <a href="/topics/1998" title="1998" class=fl>1998</a>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> That 1945 <b>Big</b> Band would be the training ground for the definitive <b>Big</b> Band of BeBop, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra of 1946-1950. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The Dizzy Gillespie— Alumni <b>All-Star</b> <b>Big</b> Band is the direct descendant of such "Diz ventures" and happily, features his senior statesman: Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, James Moody and Frank Wess.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.telarc.com /biography/bios.asp?aid=155&gsku=1009</font>   (1055 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Spolaris.htm">Finding the Pole Star</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Imagine a line connecting the two <b>stars</b> at the front of the "dipper", continue it on the side where the dipper is "open" to a distance 5 times that between the two <b>stars</b> (the flag shortens this a bit!), and you will arrive at (or very close to) the pole <b>star</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Because of their role in locating Polaris, these two <b>stars</b> are often called "the guides." And by the way--the last-but-one <b>star</b> in the handle of the "dipper", named Mizar by Arab astronomers, is a double <b>star</b>, whose components are readily separated by binoculars--or, some say, by very sharp eyes during good viewing conditions. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The two front <b>stars</b> of the "little dipper" (quite smaller and more square than the <b>big</b> one) are fairly bright, but other <b>stars</b> are rather dim and require good eyes and a dark sky.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov /stargaze/Spolaris.htm</font>   (707 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/rise38.htm">SoundStage! Equipment Review - Bright Star Audio Big Rock, Little Rock and Air Mass (2/1999)</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The Bright <b>Star</b> Little Rock pods are filled with a proprietary mixture of nonmagnetic metals and minerals to create a blocklike mass that sits on top of a component. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> When the component also sits on a <b>Big</b> Rock base, the Little Rock is said to force unwanted resonance out of the component and into the <b>Big</b> Rock, where it is absorbed. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> In earlier <b>Big</b> Rocks, the plinth, which rests on the sand below it, was about an inch shorter in length and width, so the difference between it and the inside edge of the base was made up with foam strips that finished off the unit nicely, hiding the sand.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.soundstage.com /revequip/rise38.htm</font>   (2048 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.shutterbug.net/test_reports/0299sb_sunstar">shutterbug: Sun Star Strobo Big Monostar 600</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> At the time Sun <b>Star</b> Strobo was an all but unheard of flash manufacturer, producing a full line of impressive looking studio flash equipment. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A <b>Big</b> Monostar and a Sun <b>Star</b> MFH-25 head is much smaller and more portable than two heads, a power pack, and two flash cables. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A much better solution is to use the <b>Big</b> Monostar on a solid light stand and put the Mini Head at the end of the boom.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.shutterbug.net /test_reports/0299sb_sunstar</font>   (1610 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>Star Trek The Next Generation</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> No <b>big</b> deal, but I seem to remember that at some point, it will be stoutly declared that the Enterprise cannot fly backwards. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> I believe we sci-fi fans last saw Roy informing <b>Big</b> Arnie that this was all a dream and that he was still strapped in a chair back at Recall, Inc. Humour fans might further remember him living in apartment 4G in Gary Shandling's condo. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> It was physically impossible for light from the <b>star</b> Tin Man was orbiting to reach them in so short a time, (speed of light etc.), so it must have been, by sheer coincidence, another <b>star</b> that they saw.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.kruse.demon.co.uk /index.htm</font>   (18195 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.groceteria.net/colonial">Colonial Stores and Big Star Foods</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The Colonial name survived until the mid <a href="/topics/1970s" title="1970s" class=fl>1970s</a>, when the <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> identity was resurrected as a discount chain, similar to AandP's WEO and Alpha Beta's "FAD". </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> In 1988, <b>Big</b> <b>Star's</b> North Carolina stores were sold to Harris-Teeter, and the name disappeared from this area. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> stores continued to operate in Georgia for another decade.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.groceteria.net /colonial</font>   (239 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/513948/05031999/big_star.jhtml">VH1.com : Big Star : Big Star Reunite For Three More Shows</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b>, the fabled forefathers of indie-pop, embark on another one of their occasional, and brief, reunion tours this week. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star's</b> three studio albums, recorded between <a href="/topics/1972" title="1972" class=fl>1972</a> and '74, filtered British-invasion pop through a Memphis homebrew of blues, R&B and garage rock. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <a href="/topics/Teenage-Fanclub" title="Teenage Fanclub" class=fl>Teenage Fanclub</a> and the Afghan Whigs are among the bands that acknowledge <b>Big</b> <b>Star's</b> influence.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.vh1.com /artists/news/513948/05031999/big_star.jhtml</font>   (921 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>Amazon.co.uk: Books: Big Star: The Story of Rock's Forgotten Band</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Although <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> were together for less than four years and had little commercial success, the influence of their three albums -- #1 Record, <a href="/topics/Radio-City-%28album%29" title="Radio City %28album%29" class=fl>Radio City</a> and Third -- are still felt today. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> bucked the musical trend of the Seventies. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Thirty years later though, and most guitar bands in the world will admit a debt to <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> and their three albums remain unqualified successes.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0007149085</font>   (1065 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>RollingStone.com: Big Star Music, Biography, Influences, Followers, Related Projects, Contemporaries</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The music of <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> -- which featured songwriters <a href="/topics/Alex-Chilton" title="Alex Chilton" class=fl>Alex Chilton</a> and the late <a href="/topics/Chris-Bell-%28musician%29" title="Chris Bell %28musician%29" class=fl>Chris Bell</a>, as well as drummer Jody Stephens and bassist Andy Hummell -- is built around a studied purist's pop foundation. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Big</b> <b>Star's</b> classic, sometimes difficult Third/Sister Lovers LP boasted a departure from the classic pop/rock formula into a much darker, drug-fueled realm of heartache and loss mixed with over-the-top studio innovation. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Many musicians have said that <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> were to the <a href="/topics/1970s" title="1970s" class=fl>1970s</a> what the Velvet Underground were to the <a href="/topics/1960s" title="1960s" class=fl>1960s</a>.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.rollingstone.com /artist/bio/_/id/4966</font>   (149 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/b/bigstar-1record.shtml">Big Star: Radio City - PopMatters Music Review</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Yeah, <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> had nice melodies, shiny guitars and lilting harmonies, but it was a lot more complex than that, and there was a reason that a recent Revolver story called <b>"Big</b> Star...America's #1 Cult band." </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> This, combined with awesome, spontaneous performances that seem to have been captured magically, made comparisons to The <a href="/topics/The-Beatles" title="The Beatles" class=fl>Beatles</a> inevitable, except the majesty of <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> on <a href="/topics/Radio-City-%28album%29" title="Radio City %28album%29" class=fl>Radio City</a> had everything to do with how Chilton appeared to want to break <a href="/topics/Free-%28band%29" title="Free %28band%29" class=fl>free</a> from The <a href="/topics/The-Beatles" title="The Beatles" class=fl>Beatles</a> shadow and the shadow that was his former bandmate, <a href="/topics/Chris-Bell-%28musician%29" title="Chris Bell %28musician%29" class=fl>Chris Bell</a>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Stephens, on all the <b>Big</b> <b>Star</b> work, played sparsely where it was required, but had/has the skills of the best of the best drummers.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/bigstar-1record.shtml</font>   (1367 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><script language="JavaScript"> <!-- // This function displays the ad results. // It must be defined above the script that calls show_ads.js // to guarantee that it is defined when show_ads.js makes the call-back. function google_ad_request_done(google_ads) { // Proceed only if we have ads to display! 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