Thursday, March 18, 2010

MonkeyBeat 39: R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton passed away on March 17th, 2010. This show is a tribute to his life's work as a solo artist, producer, songwriter and member of the bands The Box Tops, Big Star & Tav Falco's Panther Burns. Most tracks played are rare, or alternate versions. Enjoy.

Song (source):
"Congressman Steve Cohen pays tribute to Alex Chilton in the US House of Representatives"
In The Street - (Big Star - Tonight Show 10-31-94)
Bangkok - (Alex Chilton's Lost Decade)
Sugar Sugar / I Got The Feelin' (Heavy Medley) - (1970)
727 - (The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby)
"Entertainment Tonight profiles The Letter"
The Letter - (Big Star - Nobody Can Dance)
September Gurls - (Big Star - Radio City)
Interview - (Big Star - Live at Max's Kansas City 1973)
Thirteen - (Big Star - 4-25-93 Live at Missouri University album Outtake)
Every Day As We Grow Closer - (1970)
Instrumental Medley - (Alex Chilton & The Cossacks - 12-13-1977 Philadelphia, PA)
Sunglasses After Night - (Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us [Produced by Alex Chilton])
"Excerpt from interview with Steve Harris 1994"
Free Again - (Bach's Bottom)
With A Girl Like You - (V/A - Play New Rose For Me)
She's The One That Got It - (Tav Falco's Panther Burns - Behind The Magnolia Curtain [Alex Chilton on Guitar])
I Will Always Love You - (Live on WLYX 1975)
No Sex - (No Sex EP)
"Alex Chilton profiled on The Cutting Edge"
Lies - (A Man Called Destruction)
Hey Little Child - (Yo La Tengo w/ Alex Chilton 12-07-07 Hoboken, NJ)
Eager Boy - (Lorette Velvette - White Birds [Produced by Alex Chilton])
Rock With You - (Live 1-23-2000 Minneapolis, MN)
"Excerpt from interview with Steve Harris 1994"
Nitroglycerine - (The Gories - Nitroglycerine 7" [Produced by Alex Chilton])
Promised Land - (Alan Vega/Alex Chilton/Ben Vaughn - Cubist Blues)
Single Again - (Live 1-23-2000 Minneapolis, MN)
There Will Never Be Another You - (Cliches)
Alex Chilton - (Paul Westerberg - Easy St Records Seattle, WA 4-22-2004)

More about Alex Chilton can be found at:
1994 interview with Steve Harris
Perfect Sound Forever
James Barber's Conflict of Interest
The Commercial Appeal
Chuck Prophet's words on Alex
Jim DeRogatis's words on Alex
Ross Johnson speaks about LX
Paul Westerberg's Op-Ed on Alex from the NY Times

Other shows paying tribute to Alex Chilton:
The Cherry Blossom Clinic w/ Terre T
Long Gone Loser
Anthems from the Allyways

Those who are having trouble finding the show can download it directly via this link!


Anonymous said...

Bravo! What a great, nicely compiled show! A fitting tribute indeed. Thanks for the music, Alex!

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 5:47:00 AM PDT