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  Alex Chilton
Alex Chilton’s 'Lost Decade' is now available for the first time on a digital format.
It was during one of those Memphis endless nights that Alex took Larry over to Ardent in order to record him in a state of the art facility.
Alex met him in 1970 as a bluegrass player in Washington Square when he was still considering possible a folk career in New York City.
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  Alex Chilton
Alex Chilton (born on December 28, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer best known for his Top 40 hits as a lead vocalist in the 1960s for the Box Tops and for his critically acclaimed work with Big Star.
Chilton's early commercial sales success as a teen vocalist was not repeated in his subsequent years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels like Last Call Records, New Rose, Razor and Tie, Bar/None, and others, but he did draw a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields.
Chilton said in the September 1994 issue of ''Guitar Player'' that he considers himself a "musical performer, not a songwriter" and that some of his songs sound only "half-baked" to him.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/3/alex-chilton.html   (1469 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Alex Chilton
Capturing Chilton at a point when his creative powers were still strong enough to effectively chronicle the spiritual pain which would eventually sideline him for an extended stretch, it's an eclectic mix, alternately depressing and uplifting, ugly and beautiful.
Chilton was reportedly so out of it during the recording that Tiven ended up playing all the guitar.
Chilton may not be reaching for eternity here, but the music raises him right off the ground.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=alex_chilton   (1485 words)

 Alex Chilton, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Chilton started playing music in local Memphis high-school combos, alternating between bass and rhythm guitar with a stray vocal thrown in, finally working himself up to professional status with a group called the DeVilles.
Chilton was still in his teens, but armed with a strong conception of how pop and R&B vocals should be handled.
In addition to his gigging and performing schedule, Alex also produced the debut session by the Cramps, helping to land their deal with I.R.S. Records.
www.emusic.com /artist/10565/10565138.html   (567 words)

 Alex Chilton - Book Alex Chilton for Corporate Events, Fund Raisers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Problems arose when Alex was no longer allowed to have his say about the choice of new material (Producers dominated then as now)Poor songs were followed by the enforced replacement of his friends by professional studio musicians.
Alex Chilton is the rock equivalent of Dennis Hopper, not quite a household name but a legend to all who have come across him.
Alex Chilton's "Top 30",a compilation that includes tracks from all his records plus other rarities gives us one more example of his Incredible talent.
www.onlinetalent.com /Alex_Chilton.htm   (727 words)

 Alex Chilton- his solo years
Chilton, a reformed drinker and drug taker, was in the '70's and beyond often described as dipsomaniacal and semi-deranged; we know with whatever certainty that he has always been unhealthily victimized by Don Juanism, astrological "philosophizing," and feisty standoffishness.
If Alex Chilton had moved to Russia after the Box Tops and committed a life's work to a new Trans Siberian Railway, Rock City and their hypothetical future recordings, not Big Star, would be making Paul Westerberg both wet and jealous.
Chilton's singing and guitar disown revival-style public utterances: each high note captured in voice, each quirky pop detour from a Harrison-like solo, are journeys that disembark soon enough in the middle of the night, seeking the present, and there, id-like, Chilton thumps his chest.
www.furious.com /perfect/alexchilton.html   (4480 words)

 Artist page for Alex Chilton - Wal-mart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Chilton first came to prominence as the singer for '60s soul-pop group the Boxtops.
Chilton subsequently retreated from the music business and a self-destructive lifestyle that had driven him to the edge, retiring to New Orleans to work as a dishwasher and a tree surgeon.
Chilton's 1987 comeback album High Priest, and the following year's tour showed that he was still using his RandB roots to good effect, voice and guitar exhibiting their characteristic nervy edge.
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 Alex Chilton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alex Chilton has worn a lot of hats in his three-plus decade career -- from teenage pop-soul hitmaker to overlooked pop genius/cult figure to iconoclastic recluse to veteran singer-songwriter.
Shortly after The Box Tops disbanded in 1970, Chilton embarked on the tragic odyssey of Big Star, one of the most influential and commercially overlooked American rock bands that ever lived.
In the early '70s, Big Star released two huge glorious records, #1 Record (1971) and Radio City (1974), which were full of sweet majestic pop perfection that would influence everyone from Tom Petty to R.E.M. to The Replacements to Teenage Fanclub.
www.epitonic.com /artists/alexchilton.html   (360 words)

 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - Alex Chilton 1970   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alex Chilton's post-Boxtops/pre-Big Star solo album finally saw release in 1996--26 years after the titular date.
Chilton's solo tapes were left on the shelf.
The bulk of the material consists of Chilton originals, but there's also a rough-and-tumble take on "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and a medley of The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" and James Brown's "I Got The Feelin'".
www.channel4.com /music/music-core/album.jsp?albumId=253926   (160 words)

 Bar/None Records: Alex Chilton Set
In February last year, the often elusive Alex Chilton was in New York City for a couple of gigs at the late, great East Village dive Coney Island High, with bassist Ron Easley and drummer Richard Dworkin.
That sort of approach was common in the studios of Memphis, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama during the classic era of sixties soul, though this think-on-your-feet, overdub-free style is an anomaly today.
Jackson, Mississippi-based Malaco Records, which Alex calls "the new Stax," is putting out modern-day soul sides, along with blues, that are getting regular spins on local AM soul stations in small towns throughout the south.
www.bar-none.com /bios/alexchilton.html   (838 words)

 Alex Chilton by The Replacements Songfacts
This song is a tribute to former Box Tops/Big Star member Alex Chilton, credited by many as being the founder of Power Pop.
Alex Chilton was originally supposed to produce "Tim", and actually started working on the album until the studio thought they needed a "bigger name" and brought in Tommy "Ramone" Erdelyi - who was unfortunately going a little deaf by this time.
Some of the Chilton produced demos are still floating artound out there on bootlegs.
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=4939   (257 words)

 ALEX CHILTON TO TOUR U.S. WITH BOX TOPS | News | NME.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
ALEX CHILTON TO TOUR U.S. Alex Chilton is set to re-unite '60s white soul sensations THE BOX TOPS...
Alex Chilton, former leader of Big Star (pictured left, Chilton in foreground), is set to re-unite '60s white soul sensations THE BOX TOPS for a tour of the USA.
Alex Chilton's career has been somewhat erratic and underwhelming for the past two decades, however, as he wrestled with lifestyle distractions and private demons set in place by his early exposure to top level pop success.
www.nme.com /news/box-tops/433   (298 words)

 Audiogalaxy - Review of Alex Chilton
Westerberg may have overstated things a little when he described Alex Chilton as having “millions” of followers, but the fans Chilton does have are some of the most influential people in the music business.
Throughout his career Alex Chilton has always thumbed his nose at mainstream success.
Chilton does not care what people want to hear from him, he is content to kick back with some pals and jam out the songs he loves.
www.audiogalaxy.com /pages/review.php?SID=&band_id=79683   (590 words)

 Rolling Stone : Alex Chilton: Biography
Alex Chilton is your basic professional cult legend.
The first phase of his strange career was in the mid-'60s, when as a 16-year-old Memphis boy, Chilton sang the manfully gruff lead vocals on the Box Tops' huge hit "The Letter." By the time he returned with his own group, Big Star, he had a completely different voice, high and sweet.
Chilton dropped out for a while, working as a dishwasher in New Orleans, but in the mid-'80s, with young bands like R.E.M. and the Replacements tooting his horn, he made one last stab at a steady career.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/alexchilton/biography   (531 words)

 Alex Chilton: Set ---Ink Blot Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alex Chilton's viewed the music business from both the top of the heap and the gutter, an experience that's no doubt shaped his jaundiced attitude.
He sang in overnight pop sensations the Box Tops when he was still a teenager, and saw his splendid early '70s pop combo Big Star smothered under the crushing weight of public indifference.
This album's been billed as Alex Chilton's covers record, but I'm not sure that that's much of a distinction; he's been a reluctant songwriter ever since his return from dishwashing oblivion in the mid '80s.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Alex_Chilton_Set.htm   (286 words)

 Talking Heads/Alex Chilton
I dunno if I'd missed a night, or if maybe Alex had maybe played a couple of nights there the prior week, or what, but there was already a little bit of a buzz about him among the crew that he was usually kinda great, but occasionally and perhaps even sometimes willfully shitty...
Alex was in a good mood and willing to please, tho still undeniably hep; maybe playin a little more for whatever rock crit ears might be listenin than those of the Heads' fans that made up most of the audience...
Alex Chilton was for sure every bit as good a guitarist as David Byrne, but he could toss off licks with an incredible ease that DB most def didn't have (or probably even aspire to).
www.xnet2.com /neslon/music/reviews/th-ac-77.html   (1806 words)

 brooklynvegan: NY Dolls take Alex Chilton's spot at the Seaport - Free Show
Alex Chilton with Big Star were terrible at the Underground Garage fest.
Their set was 50/50 great/boring but they played well and in 20 years of seeing Alex solo, he never looked so healthy (glad to see he is spending his publishing money from the "That's 70s Show theme" on the right things).
Alex Chilton looked like an accountant singing karaoke at the garage fest.
www.brooklynvegan.com /archives/2006/08/ny_dolls_take_a.html   (426 words)

 Cliches - Alex Chilton - Song Listings
While Alex Chilton has shown a certain disinclination toward songwriting since his "comeback" with Feudalist Tarts in 1985, Cliches is his first solo project without a single original tune.
Instead, Chilton, accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, croons ten romantic standards from the '40s and '50s, along with two instrumentals (one of which is a slimmed-down version of a Bach guitar piece).
Anyone hoping to hear Chilton rock out (or serve up a pop confection like "September Gurls") is advised not to bother, but on its own terms, Cliches is a very enjoyable listen.
www.mp3.com /albums/153958/summary.html   (431 words)

In 1979, Alex, Chris Stamey and Richard Lloyd briefly formed Alex Chilton and The Cossacks and relocated to New York, where they played the rounds with the Ramones, Television and The Cramps.
Alex was having a burst of creative energy at this point, producing the first CRAMPS records (after they stole a car and drove south to Memphis to find him), and teaming up with rock'n'roll showman Gustav Falco, under the name Panther Burns.
Since then Alex has gigged and recorded on a pretty regular basis, reverting to his 'roots' in (fairly restrained) classy soul on record, while emitting flashes of his uncontrollable anarchic spark on stage.
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 NPR : Singer/guitarist ALEX CHILTON has been playing music for decades
Fresh Air from WHYY, May 1, 2000 ·; Singer/guitarist ALEX CHILTON has been playing music for decades.
He was 16 years oldwhen they recorded their hit, the RandB song "The Letter." Later with theband "Big Star" he became a underground hero.
CHILTON's newrelease (as a part of a trio) "Set" (bar-none) was recorded on the spur ofthe moment, and without overdubbing.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1111135   (301 words)

 Alex Chilton - dublin - music
Alex Chilton, legendary frontman and songwriter with Big Star, plays Whelans on the 25th of April.
Alex Chilton has been hailed by artists from REM to The Violent Femmes to The Posies and his songs have been covered by Jeff Buckley, Teenage Fanclub, This Mortal Coil and The Replacements.
After Big Star, Alex Chilton embarked on a solo career releasing a collection of electric recordings from Like Flies on Sherbet to High Priest to Set.
www.dublinks.com /index.cfm/loc/16/pt/0/spid/D4CE624C-DED5-DE63-50237BFB5D6F0177.htm   (401 words)

 Alex Chilton Chords by Replacements @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Alex Chilton Chords by Replacements, www.Ultimate-Guitar.Com #----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song.
Chorus: Em D9 C9 Children by the millions wait for Alex Chilton D9 When he comes round Sayin' I'm in love....
I haven't tabbed out the lead (anyone else want to give it a shot??), which is played over the chords from the intro.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /tabs/r/replacements/alex_chilton_crd.htm   (152 words)

 Alex Chilton interviews, articles and reviews from Rock’s Backpages
ANY SELF-RESPECTING cultural elitist should know who Alex Chilton is, as should all hopeless old bozos still lingering on from the 60s.
AFTER YEARS of maintaining a low musical profile, southern pop cult hero Alex Chilton's star may be on the rise...
ALEX CHILTON – one-time Box Top, Big Star, Cramps producer, etc. – is possibly rock’s greatest cult hero.
www.rocksbackpages.com /artist.html?ArtistID=chilton_alex   (394 words)

 Alex Chilton | Artists | NME.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
ALEX CHILTON TO TOUR U.S. Alex Chilton is set to re-unite '60s white soul sensa...
Alex Chilton - Like Flies On Sherbert Plus Live In London: 2cd £7.99 from HMV
Alex Chilton - Like Flies On Sherbert: Live In London £8.99 from Play.com - Games and Music
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 Alex Chilton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Another less obvious but telling sign is the ability to recognize a great tune when you hear it.
Alex Chilton, the author of a suitcase full of beloved songs written mostly for his beloved band Big Star, is also known for covering the coolest, quirkiest material that pop, country, or whatever else struck his fancy had to offer.
On the strictly covers Set, he's smoothed out the usual rough edges somewhat (not too much, thank you), but he still applies his wry, perpetually boyish voice to the material in a way that pays homage without becoming stultifyingly reverential.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/00/03/23/OTR/ALEX_CHILTON.html   (152 words)

 eBay - alex chilton, Records, CDs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
alex chilton margie 7" live in glasgow limited to 1000
ALEX CHILTON high priest lp (vinyl) french new rose 198
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