Thursday, March 27, 2008



Despite worshipping Big Star's Third since high school, my admittedly diminshed antipathy for their first two albums (described in a review that actually inspired someone to post my address and phone number on Hipinion, promising to kick my ass) kept me from bothering to check out the Box Tops, the genuinely successful band Alex Chilton led in his youth. Despite reading plenty about his change in vocal style, I still wasn't prepared for just how gritty his baritone was at 18. Even you know "Cry Like A Baby" by heart, you need to check out his dancing.

2 comments:

blackmail is my life said...

'The Letter' was [and endures] as one of my favorite pop songs ever.

Unrelated: good work on Idolator.com.

The Manthony said...

Thanks, dude!