Review: Big Star – Live In Memphis DVD (Omnivore / Warner Music Canada)

Big StarSince the release of their compelling Nothing Can Hurt Me documentary last year, there has been a significant resurgence in the interest of Big Star, one of the finest albeit underrated groups to ever walk the earth. Live In Memphis captures original Big Star members Jody Stephens and the late Alex Chilton supported by the Posies’ Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow in a fun but tight 1994 performance in the group’s hometown of Memphis. Featuring original material from each of their three studio albums alongside covers of The Kinks, T Rex and Todd Rundgren, Live In Memphis is a wonderful snapshot in time of power-pop at its best.