Monday, July 8, 2013

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is Drew DeNicola's and Oliva Mori's nearly two-hour tribute to the early-70's power-pop band Big Star, whose three albums bombed spectacularly upon release but have gained cult followings in the ensuing decades, all three making Rolling Stone's list of the top 500 of all time. Devotees will find a treasure trove of information and anecdotes; newbies such as myself will want fewer talking heads and more of the music itself. The band suffered more than its share of personal tragedy as well as commercial failure, and there's always poignancy to such a story, but Mori and DeNicola could have done more to make us feel the loss.

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