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"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" Documentary 

Wednesday, Jul 17 2013

The story of early '70s Memphis rock group Big Star is fraught with loss and conflict, but the group left three albums of shimmering pop and gut-wrenching anguish that rockers like Michael Stipe and Paul Westerberg later championed. A commercial failure during its time, Big Star has been perpetually rediscovered and celebrated over the last 30 years. That process is chronicled in Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a new documentary (reviewed page 32) spanning bandleader Alex Chilton's early fame as a vocalist for the Box Tops through Big Star's tumultuous career and recent tributes. Exhaustive archival work and masterful editing earn the film a place in the essential rock documentary canon.

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