Friday, May 1, 2009


Blue was a band from Scotland that released two excellent albums in the first half of the 1970s on Robert Stigwood's RSO label. They are very reminiscent of Big Star, though whether they heard Mr. Chilton's band at the time I don't know. Despite the sponsorship of supermogul Stigwood, Blue's records failed to sell and they were let go by RSO, turning up again in 1977 on Elton John's Rocket label. Their Rocket single, "Gonna Capture Your Heart" hit the UK top 20 and even scraped the US hot 100. Shortly afterward the band relocated to L.A. but was unable to repeat this success.

All Big Star fans should check them out:

In the late '60s Blue singer Hughie Nicholson had been in the band The Poets, 
best remembered for their classic B-side "In Your Tower":

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