July 2011

Big Star - "Thirteen"

The classic Memphis outfit Big Star made strides back in the '70s with their debut LP #1 Record. Ironically, it failed financially, but did draw all sorts of praise from critics, who dug its gentle harmonies and British-style songwriting. These days, it's probably most famous for containing the song that eventually became the theme to That '70s Show. History's not always the kindest to good music. But the track "Thirteen", which came in at number 396 Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, has aged much better than its co-opted counterpart. Take a listen after the jump.