"St 100/6 (?)" as written by Christopher Bell and Alex Chilton....
Love me again
Be my friend
I need you now
I'll show you somehow


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"ST100/6" as written by Christopher Bell Alex Chilton

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    General CommentI've never understood this brief song. It's an interesting little thing, but it seems very out of place and very odd. By the way, does anyone have any idea what the title means?
    majestikmoose9on January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsince it was the last song of the album, i think they just added it at the end for the helluv it, lol very short and sweet song, almost a sweet as 'thirteen' maybe the title suggest a street?
    Lt. Salton June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have long suspected that the title was the same as the record's pressing number, since the band recorded for Stax, but actually "#1 Record" was issued on Stax subsidiary label Ardent with the number ADS-2803. So perhaps ST 100/6 is a different Stax album? Does anybody know?
    rexgambillon December 09, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationAnybody else just think its totally nonsensical? Not the lyrics, though. Just the name. The lyrics are simply your standard lovelorn melancholy... this is a great song by the way. I always loved the sound of Chilton's twelve-string! Such a full and rich sound.
    Darandoon December 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAll of you who thought it had something to do with a record catalog number were close. It is an imaginary catalog number.

    Big Star (and especially Chris Bell) wanted to include this brief song as the last track on #1 Record as a kind of Beatles-y move -- like "Her Majesty" at the end of Abbey Road. The title came from a half-serious in-joke they had with Stax and Ardent.

    The album was taking a long time to come out despite being ready to go. They had been joking with the Stax and Ardent folks that they would put it out themselves on their own label...and they're like, "hey, we even have a catalog number: ST 100/6." "Put out our record now, or we going ST 100/6 with this thing." Once the album was finally getting ready to come out, they used their in-joke, imaginary catalog number as the title for this last track of the album.

    Pretty cool, huh? Big Star were pretty meta about music and the whole record business long before anyone else was.
    leamancon May 17, 2013   Link

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