Thursday, March 18, 2010

would you be an outlaw for my love

Today warrants an a goodbye to the great Alex Chilton. I was introduced to Big Star in early 1992, long after the band was gone, and I can honestly say they weren't a band I would have dug up on my own. The hippie/folk/pop combo from the early 70s wasn't naturally my thing so I could have gone my entire life, and sat here today, having never listened to the two great albums they produced - #1 Record and Radio City. In the end, they were really purely a pop band and one of my all-time favorites. Those two records deserve all the acclaim they've received over the last 35+ years. Man, only 59 and he's gone. Sort of feels like the day Joe Strummer died. Enjoy.

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