Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alex Chilton

Cliched I know but what else are you going to listen to on hearing the news that Alex Chilton has died at the criminally young age of 59?

One of the most beautiful songs ever written.

Nice post in the Guardian from Michael Hann, remembering Chilton and his impact on modern music.

3 comments:

Reidski said...

"One of the most beautiful songs ever written" - no debate over that one, Darren!

marukusuboy said...

I love that song too. For the longest time I thought it was an Elliot Smith song, because his version is the first I heard.

Darren said...

Rob W mentioned over on Facebook something about the Elliot Smith version of the song. I'll have to seek it out.

I had no idea there were so many different versions of the song.

And, of course, Teenage Fanclub named an album after the song. What greater accolade?