BIG STAR #1 Record
Big Star First Record Double Sided Black T-Shirt
Big Star First record Black T-Shirt. Double sided. High quality designed T-Shirt.
Limited edition 25 handnumbered copies only!
#1 Record is the debut album by the American rock band Big Star. It was released in August 1972 by Memphis-based Ardent Records. This record is the only Big Star album on which group founder Chris Bell is officially credited as a member. Bell had a major hand in the record through songwriting, vocals, guitar work and the album’s production.
The polished sound of #1 Record, in contrast to the more raw styles of the band’s subsequent albums, Radio City and Third/Sister Lovers, is attributed by producer John Fry to the presence of Bell: “When Chris Bell was still in the band, he took more interest than anybody in the production and technology end of things.
On its release in August 1972, #1 Record immediately received widespread acclaim, and continued to do so for six months, although the inability by Stax Records to make the album available in stores meant it sold fewer than 10,000 copies upon its initial release. Record World called it “one of the best albums of the year”, and Billboard commented, “Every cut could be a single”. Cashbox described it as one where “everything falls together as a total sound” and one that “should go to the top”.