Tag: Alex Chilton

Willie Tee

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Willie Tee, “Thank You John”

Despite a lack of chart success, Willie Tee became a New Orleans legend...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

As time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Various Artists, “Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul”

Once again, historian/author/film producer and Memphian Robert Gordon delivers a book about the music of his hometown; a musical spectrum...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “Live at Lafayette’s Music Room”

Dear God, this is amazing.  Not because it’s Big Star – let’s make one thing clear from the outset:  I...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “The Best of Big Star”

So here’s the short version – Stax Records, in conjunction with Ardent, has finally released a sensible compilation of Big...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: “Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s ‘Third’ Live … and More”

Forget objectivity, because you won’t find it here – not from me.  And certainly not about these live, orchestral,...

Music

Over the Covers: Ten Artists Who Covered Their Own Songs

The first article in the new series "Over the Covers" focuses on artists who re-recorded their own songs, thereby covering themselves. ...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Fabrice Couillerot and Donna Ranieri, “Big Star: Isolated in the Light”

This beautiful, hard-cover coffee table book is the result of a five year labor of love from publisher Fabrice Couillerot and photographer...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Big Star, “Complete Third”

The first thing I want to disclose before going further is to say that in the canon of the three albums Big Star, one of my favorite bands...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: PRIX, “Historix”

I’m not going to pretend to be cool, professional or objective – this album is simply stunning.  And for all the right...

Music

Record Store Day Special: Big Star, “Jesus Christ”

I’ll keep this simple – a timely package:  the iconic artwork of the three wise men looking at the neon Big Star...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: “Ork Records: New York, New York”

Ork Records: New York, New York is the vital compilation of all the output from the legendary New York City label of the late...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stamey, “Euphoria”

What can be said about the work of Chris Stamey that hasn’t already been said?  The brilliance and precision of his writing and...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: Big Star, “Live in Memphis”

As I did with the recent re-issues of Big Star’s #1 Record and Radio City, I went into listening and watching Live In...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Big Star, “#1 Record” and “Radio City”

The way I’m going to approach this is to pretend that I’ve never heard #1 Record or Radio City.  I’m going to write...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Holly George-Warren, “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton”

Holly George Warren did an exemplary job of writing about Alex Chilton, the frontman of ’60’s hitmakers The Box Tops, the...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Chilton, “Electricity By Candlelight”

It’s no secret that Alex Chilton is one of my heroes.  So this unexpected release is a happy reminder of what made this late musical...

The Masqueraders

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Masqueraders, “I’m Just An Average Guy”

The Masqueraders are one of the longest running groups in history...

Film, Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: The Makers of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

I’ve written about this movie previously, but now, with the film making its national premiere in theaters, on InDemand and iTunes on...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Big Star’s “Third,” Park West, Chicago, 6/28/13

A review of the tribute to Big Star's "Third" album at Chicago's Park West...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Jody Stephens (Big Star)

When it comes to bands whose critical acclaim far outweighs their record sales, few can compete with Big Star. The band, which initially...

Film, Music

Big Star: For All Time

Perfect for fans as well as the uninitiated, the new Big Star documentary is a long-overdue testament to the band's greatness...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Four

Who needs any stinkin' Crosby, Stills or Nash??...

A Fan's Notes, Contests, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Alex Chilton, “Free Again: The 1970 Sessions” (Win the Exclusive Vinyl Bundle!)

In 1970 Alex Chilton was fed up with is role in the Box Tops and still a year away from Big Star. The music he made that summer was a...

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Music

Popdose Contest: Big Star, “Third” – Win the Record Store Day Exclusive!

The vinyl release of Big Star "Third" as a Record Store Day exclusive is one of this year's most special offerings. Popdose has a copy for...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Wilco at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J., 4/2/10

The venerable Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, began life as a legitimate theatre in 1922 before being converted to a movie...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Alex Chilton was the king of rock 'n' roll. The king of rock 'n' roll is dead. Long live the king....

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Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Big Star, “September Gurls”

In his latest Infinite Play column, Dave Lifton takes a look at "September Gurls," the power pop masterpiece by the late, great Alex...

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Music

Alex Chilton Remembered

When Alex Chilton died, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere. The Popdose staff remembers Chilton's life, music,...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” Deluxe Reissue

In the summer of 1978, EMI saw the light. Driven by interest in Big Star in the U.K., they released a gatefold double album package...