R.I.P Invisable man who can sing in a visible voice

"If he died in Memphis (he didn't), then that'd be cool, babe" Paul Westernberg

Big Star were awesome. But Alex Chiltern is fuckign dead. He died of a heart attack in New Orleans on the 17th March 2010 (just three days before Big Star would play at SXSW; Austin, Texas; bummer). He is survived by his wife, Laura, son, Timothy, and sister, Cecilia. Shame.

The Big Star record Radio City is pretty much the best album ever. A strange amalgamation of darkness and power pop, creating some sort of musical happy nihilism.

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