Published in


You’re Not Really There

Re-listening to “Superstar”

Photo by Jason Pofahl on Unsplash

Among the more stunning revelations from Kim Gordon’s memoir of her Sonic Youth days, Girl in a Band, is this one about the 70’s pop duo, The Carpenters:

“I always found Karen’s voice incredibly sexy and soulful…But at the same time, was there any band ever more white-bread than The Carpenters…When they first had radio hits they were considered ultra-conservative, so…



The songs we listen to change us. They shape how we feel and what we do. Let’s share stories of how songs shape our world. Let’s share the experience.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Plethora of Pop.