Listen to Big Star’s ‘Feel’ from Pam & Tommy, Season 1, Episode 6, “Pamela in Wonderland”

The now defunct American rock band Big Star’s ‘Feel‘ showed up on the new episode of Hulu’s Pam & Tommy this week — Pam & Tommy, Season 1, Episode 6, “Pamela in Wonderland“.

The song was heard playing during the football game scenes.



Big Star’s ‘Feel‘ was originally released on the band’s debut studio album #1 Record, which came out in 1972 via the Ardent Records label.

Unfortunately for Big Star, the album was a poor seller, selling fewer than 10,000 copies. Not because of the caliber of music on it, but because the band’s record label didn’t spend the time or money to promote it correctly.

When #1 Record was re-released in the late 1970s via EMI, however, it did markedly better, with some critics calling it one of the best albums of the year.

Since then, #1 Record has gone on to be placed on the lists of several critics as one of the best albums of all time.

Big Star themselves were only together for four years, before breaking up in 1975. They got back together in 1993 and stayed together until 2010, when founding member and lead singer Alex Chilton died of heart problems followed in death only a few months later by bassist Andy Hummel, who died of cancer.

That left drummer Jody Stephens as the band’s sole remaining member.

Listen to Big Star’s ‘Feel‘ as heard on Pam & Tommy on the band’s #1 Record album below. It’s a helluva song, and a damn shame Big Star did not become more successful than they did.

The new docu-drama Pam & Tommy is now streaming on Hulu.

 

Michelle Topham