Thursday, March 18, 2010

RIP Alex Chilton

Sorry for the prolonged silence. I didn't have much to say and now I come back because someone dies. And it isn't Corey Haim.

Alex Chilton was the frontman of the band Big Star. After Primal Scream, Big Star are my second all time favourite band. They never achieve huge fame or success but are often quoted as influences by other bands (Teenage Fanclub pretty much borrowed wholesale from them). I was lucky enough to see them (not in the 70s) but at a festival a few years ago.

Here are a few of their songs:

1 comment:

cogidubnus said...

I definitely don't remember them from the seventies - but as they were extant from only 71 to 74 (before breaking up for 20 years) and were apparently inadequately marketed by their record company, perhaps that's not so surprising...

Also, the state I spent most of the seventies in.... (!)

Wish I had known them then though - they're not bad at all!