The RESELECT Podcast

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Episode 14: Big Star, “#1 Record”

April 17th, 2020

Episode 14: Lacking commercial success but packing a big punch in terms of influence, Big Star is one of rock's most legendary cult bands. You may not hear them on the radio much, but you most certainly hear their impact on later bands and much of indie rock. This episode finds us embroiled in the midst of an empassioned debate over their music — specifically, their first album, #1 Record. Join us and see where you stand in all of this — and please let us know your thoughts by leaving your comments at

NOTE: This episode was recorded several months before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting all of us, hence the lack of any mention therein. Our best wishes go out to all of you, for whatever way you may be affected: stay healthy and hang in there!

Dave Gershman
Eric Greene
Sarah Wassell


Big Star mentioned in this episode:

#1 Record, 1972:

Third, 1978:

Other Songs Referenced:

The Box Tops, "The Letter":

Paul McCartney & Wings, "Helen Wheels":

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