Song of the Day #1,976: ‘Daisy Glaze’ – Big Star

big_star_radio_cityI downloaded Big Star’s celebrated first two albums awhile back but I haven’t had a chance to dive into them just yet.

This is a band that has influenced many of my favorite artists and yet I know almost none of their music. The few tracks I’ve heard from their debut album (#1 Record) are excellent.

This song comes from their sophomore effort, Radio City. It’s a muddled mini-epic that turns from sleepy lovesick ballad to rock-n-roll revenge fantasy in the course of four minutes.

I’m driving alone
Sad about you
Not going home
What’s to do
You better not leave me here
Better not leave me here
Ooh I want you here
How can you leave me here.

I lie in a stream
And floating fine
Receiving things
In my beautiful mind
Sometimes oh sometimes
Sometimes oh sometimes
Lover yes I am
Lover you know I am.

Now I’m in a bar
That’s got to be where they are
Going to dance in the bar
They’re going to fight on the floor
Faster than I can see.

Now I gonna score
Make for the door
Who is this whore?
Soon be beggin’ drags.

And I’m thinking Christ
Nullify my life.

You’re going to die
You gonna decease.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,976: ‘Daisy Glaze’ – Big Star

  1. Dana says:

    Who did they influence? Seems they were influenced by the Betles and Pink Floyd on this track.

    • pmarfleet says:

      The Replacements, who paid homage to Big Star with their song ‘Alex Chilton’. And Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque borrows more than a few ideas from the Big Star songbook.

  2. Clay says:

    R.E.M. is a big one. Both Ben Folds and Adam Duritz have named Big Star as an influence. Michael Penn, Fountains of Wayne, and lots of other power pop bands or artists.

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