Elsewhere Online: Spending Time With Big Star

Will Rigby, drummer for the DBs, writes a post on Ted Barron’s always-entertaining Boogie Woogie Flu blog about a road trip to Memphis, hanging out with Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, and a visit to an abandoned Sun Studios. There are oral histories of rock, like Please Kill Me and Jim Walsh’s book on the Replacements, All Over But The Shouting, and I bet there’s a history of Big Star waiting to be told. Rigby’s recollection includes meeting a very depressed Bell, who was managing a family restaurant prior to recording I Am The Cosmos, not long before his death. Great stuff.