Sometimes, when times are tough and it seems like the world’s against you, a song like this can keep you going. A stunning mix of jangling guitars, sparkling harmony vocals, and a heart-wrenching lead vocal by Alex Chilton, this is my favorite song from my favorite album by the band often referred to as “the greatest band you’ve never heard”.

“The Ballad Of El Goodo” (Alex Chilton & Chris Bell) Copyright 1972 Ardent/Koala Music Inc/Birdees Music Corp./Irving Music Inc USA

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2 comments on “Big Star – “The Ballad Of El Goodo”

  1. Charlie Feb 2, 2021

    When I think you can’t surprise me, I hear a wonderful song that I never paid enough attention. You have the power to make us see the songs differently. Thanks a lot for one more.