Hanging on the Telephone Podcast

A conversation with Jody Stephens of Big Star (ep. 6)

October 27, 2020 Rich Tupica Season 1 Episode 6
Hanging on the Telephone Podcast
A conversation with Jody Stephens of Big Star (ep. 6)
Show Notes

Host Rich Tupica (who wrote "There Was A Light the Cosmic History of Chris Bell & the Rise of Big Star," a 469-page oral history book) chats with Jody Stephens, Big Star's legendary drummer. Today, Jody holds a longtime management position at Ardent Studios in Memphis, the same studio where Big Star recorded all of their acclaimed albums back in the 1970s. He is also playing in his current band, Those Pretty Wrongs. On this episode, we go beyond Big Star and delve in to Jody's own life story. Though, there are plenty of Alex Chilton, Chris Bell and Andy Hummel stories, as well. We also talk up The Posies. Fans of R.E.M. might want to stick around for his memories of when they arrived at Ardent Studios to record their Green album.