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William Alexander Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, best known as the lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for The Box Tops was never repeated in later years with Big Star and in his subsequent indie music solo career on small labels, but he drew an intense following among indie and alternative music musicians.
People say Big Star made some of the best rock ’n’ roll albums ever. And I say they’re wrong. Now, the release of two new compilations from his often overlooked later years-a collection of his ’80s work called From Memphis to New Orleans and an album of jazz standards named for his childhood address 987 Robin Hood Lane-once again sheds light on that tension. By 1987, Chilton was once again writing songs and playing shows, having just released the album High Priest. He had not yet heard Alex Chilton, the Replacements song that had just been released on the band’s second major label record, Pleased To Meet Me.
Big Star, the late lamented forefathers of power-pop as we know it, was a star-crossed group in virtually every sense William Shakespeare might've intended. Yet this ever-so-wryly titled album is nonetheless delightful on its own terms, something of a throwback to Chilton's days in the Box Tops, whose signature hit "The Letter" echoes here in the punchy horn charts.
Alex Chilton defined the term cult hero. He was difficult, mercurial, endlessly self-sabotaging and, for a brief time, utterly brilliant. His 70s group Big Star remain almost unknown to the mainstream but are one of the key abiding influences in rock music of any calibre, their short life only fuelling their near-mythical status. I never travel far without a little Big Star," sang the Replacements on their strange love song, "Alex Chilton". Chilton himself, post-Big Star, surfaced only intermittently, most notably on his wilfully lo-fi solo album Like Flies on Sherbert, from 1979, and as a producer of the Cramps album Songs the Lord Taught Us, released the following year. There were guys with guns, man, all sorts of crazy things," the late Lux Interior told the music writer Nick Kent when quizzed about the making of the album. He's a real southern boy, is Alex.
Written-By – Alex Chilton. A4. You Can't Have Me. Written-By – Alex Chilton. Spine and label refers to the album as "Third". Liner text begins on back of jacket and ends on the inner sleeve. Original has the Black and white photo cover as opposed to the later reissue with black and blue cover.
Alan Vega vividly remembers the strangeness that surrounded the first time he spoke to Alex Chilton. He’d seen the late, influential Box Tops and Big Star singer-songwriter around CBGB several times in the mid-Seventies, but never at concerts by Suicide, the claustrophobic, minimalistic, fiercely original duo that Vega has fronted off and on for over four decades. The friendly Suicide frontman, age 77, is seated in his two-floor lower Manhattan apartment, a clean, artsy space with red accent walls that’s strewn with a Warhol Marilyn, a picture of Elvis and a picture of Henry Rollins. Black hair spills out from the beanie he’s wearing, as he smiles fondly, reflecting on his friendship with Chilton.
The official page for Alex Chilton of The Box Tops and Big Star. Thieves stole Tav's custom black 1967 Hofner guitar, which he has been playing for 37 years, along with his entire wardrobe, wallet, passport, and his laptop computer. 6 May at 08:50 ·. Mario Monterosso. port, all the ids, and his guitar hofner violin. If you ever see this guitar around or in any pawn shops please give me a holler. Every help appreciated.
The resulting Big Star album, 1974’s Radio City, reflects those fractures. Both Record and Radio City are being reissued by Stax this month; together they form the core of Chilton’s musical legacy. Chilton’s voice, which had started out so gruff and rumbly in The Box Tops, had completed its evolution to another extreme: trembling, vulnerable, and as pure as struck crystal .
|A1||–Big Star||September Gurls|
|A2||–Big Star||In The Street|
|B2||–Alex Chilton||Baby Beside Me|
Notes"September Gurls" and "In the Street": Alternate versions, recorded Memphis Tennessee 1974.
"Holocaust" and "Baby Beside Me": Live CBGB 1978.
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