Thursday, December 03, 2009

Power Pop Must-Reads

Well, this may be news to you people, but it's hardly news to us.

Making a Case for the Most Underappreciated Band in Pop Music
Unsung cult heroes. Quintessential power pop icons. Rock and roll underachievers. Big Star were all of these things, yet in the grand scheme of popular culture, they remain all but unknown except in the most esoteric circles of music snobbery, despite the shadow they’ve cast over the alternative rock scene of the past three decades.

Well, duh.

1 comment:

The Phantom Creep said...

There was a much better piece on Big STar in last month's MOJO, actually.

On the other hand, you really can't say too much about them, so the popmatters thing doesn't bother me particularly.