33 1/3 Volume 65: Big Star's Radio City

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Radio City (the book) is the improbable but true story of an ardent fan who gets close enough to Alex Chilton, the prime architect of the best power pop album ever made outside of Abbey Road Studios, to see what’s on the other side of genius, fame, and expectations.

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Radio City (the book) is the improbable but true story of an ardent fan who gets close enough to Alex Chilton, the prime architect of the best power pop album ever made outside of Abbey Road Studios, to see what’s on the other side of genius, fame, and expectations. This book examines the key ingredients of Radio City’s lasting appeal, including the unique confluence of circumstances that channeled Alex Chilton’s creative energies toward the possibility of commercial success for perhaps the last time.

Released when ELP and Elton John were plodding from one packed stadium to the next, Radio City was a radical album influenced by records that were already deemed oldies and yet sounding like a lean electrical jolt from the future. Here, Bruce Eaton examines the key ingredients of Radio City’s lasting appeal- and through extensive interviews with all of those involved, gets to the heart of the cult of Big Star.

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Author Bruce Eaton
Publisher Continuum Books
Page Count 160pp
Publication Size 4.75 x 6.5
Publication Notes Softcover
Publication Date May 1, 2009
ISBN 978-0826428981

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