Chris Bell - You and Your Sister (1978) - The only solo album from Big Star’s Chris Bell “I Am the Cosmos” is a musical snapshot of one of the most underrated songwriters around. The photo work (done by Chris’ brother David) is some of my favorite as well. Spanning paranoid, bummer glam to glimmering folk tracks (such as the one posted above) “I Am the Cosmos” is essential listening for fans of Big Star or strange but lovely tunes in general.
Rare studio footage of Big Star circa 1971. Shot by bassist Andy Hummel and guitarist/singer Chris Bell, this recently surfaced video showcases perhaps the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of the 1970’s at their peak.