Wilco Covers Big Star

Posted: October 18th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

I have no idea who Big Star is.  But I just recently found this fantastic cover of one of their songs done by Wilco. I can’t really give an opinion on which is better since I’ve only heard the cover, but I am so enamored by the cover that I don’t really have a desire to hear the original.  I can’t imagine it being any better than this. But I guess it’s only fair that I give them some credit for writing a great song.  Who knows maybe I’ll be writing a whole piece on this mysterious Big Star soon. But until then, enjoy this great cover, by the great people formally known as Wilco.

Wilco – Thirteen (removed 2/13/09)

5 Comments on “Wilco Covers Big Star”

  1. 1 Morgan said at 12:26 pm on October 18th, 2008:

    The original is still way better I think. This is ok, but it doesn’t even come close to the tenderness of Big Star’s (which speeds up ever so slightly, uses that warbly rotary speaker affect, etc) Please introduce yourself to a great classic song (and great classic band)

  2. 2 John said at 10:53 pm on October 18th, 2008:

    Yeah, it’s off of #1 Record, which is an incredible album. You might recognize Cheap Trick’s cover of In The Street as the theme of That 70’s Show, and believe me the album versions of these songs are even better. Big Star is like R.E.M. mixed with the Beatles, great, great stuff.

  3. 3 J said at 2:24 am on October 19th, 2008:

    agreed with the above, get the big star version. this, while good, doesn’t come close to the original.

  4. 4 Linguist said at 2:58 am on October 20th, 2008:

    Big Star is pretty legendary. I always get them confused with Mazzy Star, though. Too many stars.

    Although the band actually named stars is really good.

  5. 5 megan said at 7:51 pm on December 1st, 2008:

    This is a nice cover, but I love the original much better. You should listen to Elliott Smith’s cover as well. It’s also better than Wilco’s. Love them all though.