Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alex Chilton

Just a few words on Alex Chilton's passing away. I loved his youthful energy and soulful voice with The Box Tops. I loved his lost years in the Seventies making trash pop anti-masterpieces such as Like Flies For Sherbet. I enjoyed his cover songs and white boy blues efforts of the Eighties. The reconstituted Big Star with Andy Stephens and Posies Stringfellow and Auer put on magical shows. Of course, above all, it was the work done by Alex with the original Big Star that has touched my heart and been there for me in some of my most trying times and happiest times that I will remember and cherish. Godspeed Alex. Hope you and Chris Bell are jamming somewhere out of time.

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