ALEX CHILTON - 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton (1991)

William Alexander "Alex" Chilton (1950 – 2010) was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer best known for his work with the pop-music bands the Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial sales success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for the Box Tops was not repeated in later years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels, but he did draw a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields.

For more than thirty year, Alex Chilton has made a lasting influence through Alternative rock with his work with the Box Tops, Big Star, and as a solo artist. With the 1991 compilation album 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton, Chilton shows 19 years of his best work from Big Star and as a solo artist. The album starts with the fun and catchy country stylings track of Free Again which was made shortly after Chilton left the Box Tops. The next five tracks on the album are from the third album by Big Star. Big Star was a band formed by Chilton and singer/songwriter Chris Bell where they would record two albums that would make them cult faves. Bell left the band after the second album and Chilton and drummer Jody Stephens carried on as Big Star for a third album. Selections from the third album include the fun pop-rock tracks of You Can't Have Me and Kizza Me. Another cool selection from that album is the nice acoustic ballad of Nighttime and the two haunting ballads that were covered by the 4AD project This Mortal Coil, Kangaroo and Holocaust both filled with psychedelic and country musical stylings.

01. Free Again 02. You Can't Have Me 03. Kanga Roo 04. Nighttime 05. Kizza Me 06. Holocaust 07. Bangkok 08. Can't Seem To Make You Mine 09. Like Flies On Sherbert 10. My Rival 11. Rock Hard 12. Lost My Job 13. Tee Ni Nee Ni Nootip On In 14. No Sex 15. With A Girl Like You 16. Volare 17. Make A Little Love 18. Thing For You 19. Take It Off

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