1975, USA. STAX / STXS 1078-1
Big Star’s Third – boy oh boy. Here the vinyl history and legacy goes all
Faulknerian if I may: After Big Star’s #1 Record and Radio City, Ardent Studios
gave this one a gargantuan promotional hustle of true substance: 250 white
label test pressings were distributed to major record companies, radio stations,
journalists, taste-makers and record biz insiders together with an extensive press
kit, photos, and even a copy of the previous Big Star LP. But nothing happened.
The record was not released until four years later to no great sales but a cultish
fanfare that will continue to snowball evermore.