Musical palate cleanser, power popping edition

I don’t know if Big Star’s “September Gurls” stands as the greatest power pop song ever, but I do know that I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve played it.  That counts for something, right?

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  1. Down Island Way

    Bangles rolled this tune out while opening for Don Henley at Chastain…

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  2. RangerRuss

    Gotdam hippies.

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  3. biggusrickus

    It might only be the third best song on the album. Personally, I prefer Life Is White and Back of a Car (those drum fills, man).

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  4. Jason Haynes

    Some young Cali kids carrying the tourch…

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  5. doubledawg09

    When my kids asked me recently what song I thought was the best ever, my response was… September Gurls! “I love you well, never mind” is one of the greatest lines ever written. The woooohs leading into the guitar solo midway through can only be described as sublime. The song is simply transcendent. As perfect a piece of pop music as there ever will be. Like life, it’s beautiful but bittersweet.

    As an aside, if you do not have Big Star’s “Jesus Christ” as part of your annual Christmas playlist, then you need to remedy that problem asap.

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  6. doubledawg09

    Fun fact, Alex Chilton also sang “The Letter” by The Box Tops. Check that song out if you want to get a feel for his incredible vocal range.

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  7. Long story. My buddy and I saw the Posies in Birmingham. Drank with them until 3 in the morning. I asked them to play September gurls at the Georgia Theatre the next night. They didn’t, but they dedicated this one to the two drunk assholes from Birmingham.

    *Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow toured with Chilton and Stephens as Big Star in the mid 90’s

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  8. #1 Record is framed and hanging in my hallway, and so I obviously love Radio City and Third. A perfect song

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