Some find the 1975 Memphis radio set by the post-Sister Lovers Big Star (only remaining members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens, as on the album) disturbing -- those who have found it at all, that is. Me, I love it, dangerously high levels of inebriation, absence of any sense of shame and all. Willfully bizarre deconstructions of songs by Chilton's own Box Tops, the Bonzo Dog Band, and, yes, Dolly Parton sit uneasily alongside hazy takes on four songs from Third. Seriously, what other artist's repertoire encompasses both Dolly and the Bonzos? Here's the boot, known as Beale Street Breakdown, though I couldn't find any cover art online; the pic above of Chilton and Stephens will have to do for now, unless someone out there wants to take it and add some spiffy titles?* The clean radio sound balances out the age and generation of the tape, for a solid B, sound-wise. It's here @192k, as I once found it.
Two posts in one day -- for this blog, that's the Rare Stuff!
*URL for original photo in comments!
UPDATE: Reader OleD has submitted a cover -- link in comments! Thanks!
LINK MOVED TO COMMENTS -- so leave one when you get it, please. This is the only place you will find this tape. The least you can do is say thank you, or something about the artist. Courtesy shouldn't be The Rare Stuff!