Big Star with John Davis of Superdrag 7″ Out Now

Here’s the skinny on the new Big Star Live 7″ released yesterday, with a personal account from Jody Stephens. There will be a digital release to follow, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks for that.

For our last performance as Big Star, Jon, Ken and I had some very good friends join us to celebrate the music and lives of Alex, Andy and Chris on May 15, 2010. The performances really tell the story of what happened and how we all felt about that evening at Memphis’ Levitt Shell.  The idea of trying to release the show in its entirety was overwhelming in the sense of time and effort needed for all performance clearances. So I thought, first artist first: John Davis was the first of many wonderful guest artists to join us on stage. He wailed on three songs: “In The Street,” “Don’t Lie To Me” and “When My Baby’s Beside Me.” These were just the right amount songs (and time) for an EP release. So with mastering engineer Larry Nix and Big Star’s engineer, John Fry, and our Neumann cutting lathe all residing in the Ardent Studios building how could we not cut vinyl? 
We hope to release more of the show down the road.

-Jody Stephens
Here’s an idea of what the evening was like:
Big Star with John Davis

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