I maintained a Big Country fan site from 1997-2006. Click the thumbnail to see what it used to look like. I also managed the Big Country fan email list for a few years. If you’re looking for other Big Country fans, there’s still a moderately active discussion group at Yahoo.
The main thing worth preserving from my old site is the results of the online fan poll I conducted in 1997. To my knowledge it was the only fan poll ever done (not counting another one I did in 2005, but the results of that one were not as good – there were too many bogus entries).
Also worth mentioning:
- My list of links to other Big Country sites
- Post to Post Links II error: No term found with slug "big-country"
The 1997 Fan Poll
The Big Country fan poll was conducted via a web form that was open to the public for 3 weeks during the summer of 1997. A total of 134 people participated in one or more parts of the poll. There are 4 sets of rankings:
Analyses of the results in the first three of the above categories were conducted with weighted scales.
Studio Album Rankings
122 people provided rankings for some or all of the 8 studio albums that were available at the time (Driving to Damascus was released after the poll was done).
|6.||Why the Long Face||3.72|
|7.||Peace In Our Time||3.04|
|8.||No Place Like Home||2.12|
Live Album Rankings
107 people provided rankings for some or all of the 4 officially released live albums.
|1.||Without the Aid of a Safety Net||3.21|
|2.||King Biscuit Flower Hour||2.71|
Top 10 Songs
121 people participated in this part of the poll. The 10 most popular songs are listed below.
|2.||In a Big Country||69.6|
|3.||Fields of Fire||65.2|
|4.||Just A Shadow||64.8|
|6.||Where the Rose is Sown||48.4|
The Worst Song
105 people offered their opinion on what they think is the worst Big Country song ever created and commercially released. The songs that received 4 votes or more as the worst are listed in the table below.
|Flag Of Nations||7|
|Pink Marshmallow Moon||5|
|Fly Like An Eagle||4|
|King of Emotion||4|
|Leap of Faith||4|
Other Big Country Sites
- The Official Big Country Web Site
- Yahoo Launch Groups: Big Country – fan discussion group
- BigCountryInfo.com – contains over 1,000 pages
- The bands Wikipedia page and discography
- myspace page for the band’s surviving trio – Brzezicki, Butler, Watson
- Big Country guitarist Bruce Watson’s web site
- Google Videos search results for Big Country videos
- Big Country Music Files – downloads of hard to find songs and interesting info
- Big Country Book of Lyrics
- Rolling Stone’s Album Reviews: