Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One of the songs off my list

I was wondering if I could find this Chris Bell song You and Your Sister from my "Doin' it" songs list on YouTube and I did. I did a post about the band that Chris Bell was from, Big Star, and you can read that post here. I thought it would be cool to share with you this one song because it is pretty obscure and very good. Chris Bell quit the legendary cult pop band Big Star after their first album but continued to work with Alex Chilton here and there. You can read more about Chris Bell here. You can read more about the band Big Star here. My personal preference are the first two Big Star albums. Chris Bell's solo efforts were not fully realized and died in a car accident before he could do much with his material. I think if you were into Elliott Smith you'd dig Chris Bell. Elliott Smith covered this song, even. My only gripe is that Bell's voice can be a bit thin sometimes, but that is me nitpicking.

I will let you guys know how things went when I find out. Enjoy this for now.


Melliferous Pants said...

What a beautiful song.

Crystal said...

dude, that song totally makes me want to fuck a hippie.

Autumn Storm said...

LOL @ Chrystal. :-D

I went looking for this on Youtube the other day when I read your wonderfully comprehensive post. Really liked the song, and I thank you for now knowing it.

Take care, xo

Sun Follower said...

Elliiot's version is good!

The Grunt said...

Pants~ Yes, and there needs to be more beauty in the world.

Crystal~ Make sure the hippie has bathed first.

Autumn~ Don't mention it. There are some more of his that are good, but then to buy his whole album I think you'd probably have to be more of a fan.

Sun~ Yeah, Elliott and Chris have probably jammed on this one up in heaven a time or two.