Album: Amazing Disgrace
The second time I saw the Posies they weren’t really the Posies, they were Big Star.
Or half of Big Star, anyways.
Instead of immediately jumping back into the studio to leverage the momentum they’d acquired from the (relative) success of Frosting on the Beater, Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer instead filled in for the Chris Bell and Andy Hummel for a series of shows where Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens finally kinda sorta cashed in on a legacy that had been growing for a decade.
The show I saw was at the Fillmore in San Francisco on June 15, 1994, and it was just fine, though — as expected — Alex Chilton still didn’t really understand what the fuss was all about, even as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet at the time, The Counting Crows, opened the show under a pseudonym.
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