As September draws to an end, let’s pay tribute to the greatest rock song ever with the month in the title.
Up first, Big Star with the original. (Thanks Alex – we miss you.)
A version more folks might be familiar with – The Bangles, playing live.
Here’s one of my favorite emerging bands absolutely stealing the song for their own. Dum Dum Girls rule.
If ever there were artists who earned the right to play this song, Brendan Benson and The Posies are them.
Pretty faithful treatment from Squire.
Finally, let’s close with a band that I think ought to cement Big Star’s cred, if it is at all in doubt. Ladies and gentlemen, I present The Mats.
Happy Saturday, yo.