Andy Hummel (Big Star)

To my ears, no band “Americanized” the British Invasion sound more so than the legendary Big Star.


Denied the commercial success they so richly deserved, Big Star are among indie rock’s most influential ensembles – with such indie rock icons as The Replacements and R.E.M. citing the original quartet as their heroes.


The late Andy Hummel, who also rendered vocals and penned tunes, was the model power pop rock bassist, supporting the compositions of Alex Chilton and Chris Bell with refined pocket grooves and an occasional melodic flourish.


Dig Andy on “In The Street”

Andy on his co-composition with Alex Chilton “Life Is White”