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November 8th, 2001

Big Country is Back!

Oh, it’s like they never left… you remember Big Country, don’t you?

In a big country, dreams stay with you…

According to their official website, Big Country is working on their latest album! Er, uhm, wait a minute. It’s just a bunch of greatest hits. What work goes into a greatest hits album? You pick the tracks, you might remix a few, you call it a day.

And what? What is this? The album was issued back in August! Well, at least we’ve got a bunch of new EPs to look forward to. Oh, and an “official bootleg” – watch out, Pearl Jam, Big Country is coming back! In a big way! -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 10:08:25AM
I'm so excited I can hardly . . . oh wait--Big Country?! I was thinking of the Escape Club.

FROM: Tina
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 11:21:17AM

I still own the Big Country album...I'm talking VINYL. I got it for my 13th birthday. This was also when MTV had just started, so the "Big Country" video was in rotation like 80 times a day. It felt like back in 1984 MTV had about 10 videos that they just kept playing over and over and over. "Mexican Radio" is another one I remember. Ah, the glory days of MTV, alllllll viiiiideos. What a concept.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 12:25:21PM
I thought Bryant "Big County" Reeves of the Memphis Grizzlies was currently injured.

FROM: Ben Grimm
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 2:04:33PM
How can you have a greatest hits album if you've only had one hit? Maybe this is intended for the international market?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 2:53:11PM
Hey, if Vanilla Ice did it...

FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 3:36:32PM
Yo! You can buy that Ice shit at Wal-Mart, dude!

FROM: fresh
DATE: Thursday November 8, 2001 -- 9:43:37PM
"if rhyme was a drug id sell it by the gram" can we get some good topics not this big country garbage which was good when i didnt have pubes but now its old lets get some ish goin like the senior prank one yall had a while back that was some funn stuff

FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday November 9, 2001 -- 1:15:54AM
word to your mother

DATE: Friday November 16, 2001 -- 9:34:37PM
I still have Big Country's first album on LP too. It's really not that bad. It's indisputably better than The Dream Syndicate's first album.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday December 18, 2001 -- 1:25:44AM
Big Country is back in the news. It's not pleasant at all.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday December 18, 2001 -- 8:17:53PM
I know...I remember dating someone in college who considered them to be better than U2 at the time...they certainly had a great sound, and they remain at the top of my fave 80s bands.

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