Big Star's #1 Record/Radio City is comprised of the bands first two vinyl albums from 1972 and 1973 combined into one CD.
This is a fantastic album!!! Excluding the Beatles, Big Star is the greatest power-pop band ever!
Highlights of the album are: the nearly glam-rocking _Feel_; the laid back song with beautiful harmonies that is _The Ballad of El Goodo_; the very upbeat popish _In The Street_; the lovely accoustic ballad _Thirteen_; the swirling pop of _My Life Is Right_; _Try Again_ which is dominated by a George Harrison-like slide guitar; the jangly _Way Out West_ which sounds a lot like the future sound of R.E.M.; the beautiful, but halfway spooky ballad _You Get What You Deserve_; the heavy-metal pop of _Back Of A Car_; the dreamy/turned rough and tumble, sort of Pink Floyd meets the Who sounding _Daisy Glaze_; the very heavy pop of _She's A Mover_; and the crisp upbeat guitar pop of _September Gurls_.
If you love the Beatles and are unfamiliar with this, you should get it immediately! While they are influenced by the Beatles, they are not sound-alikes; but they are similar in style, and have a certain soul or feeling in their music that is absent from much of the power-pop that came after the Beatles.
A totally classic CD!