10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Luther Russell and Big Star’s Jody Stephens mine for acoustic gold.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Luther Russell and Big Star’s Jody Stephens mine for acoustic gold.

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About Those Pretty Wrongs

Named from a phrase in a Shakespeare sonnet, Those Pretty Wrongs is a collaboration between Big Star founding member and drummer Jody Stephens and Luther Russell of roots rockers the Freewheelers. The duo got together when Stephens asked Russell to join him in performances of his former band's songs at screenings of the 2012 documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. They soon began writing songs together, signed with Burger Records, and released a 7" in the spring of 2015; the nostalgic jangle ballad "Lucky Guy" was recorded in Memphis using late Big Star co-leader Chris Bell's guitars from the band's 1972 debut album. It was accompanied by the B-side "Fool of Myself." Their eponymous full-length debut arrived via Ardent in 2016, with Burger Records handling the vinyl release. ~ Marcy Donelson

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2012

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