Thursday, 18 March 2010
I was sad to wake up to the news that Alex Chilton has passed away. One of the great American bands who never quite broke through to the big time, Big Star's laid-back but strangely dark country pop gave us bands such as Pavement and Teenage Fanclub. (Reading a Teenage Fanclub interview as a teenager was how I discovered Big Star!)
I saw him play in London ten years ago and it was electric. This was always my favourite of their songs. Kind've shambolic, but yearning. He's playing with a couple of members of The Posies and Big Star's Jody Stevens on drums.