alex chilton died yesterday in new orleans, of a suspected heart attack.
i originally heard a few big star songs as this mortal coil covers, loving the lyrics, it wasn’t until i started hanging out with james that he told me most songs i love were covers! including siouxsie, fall, and this mortal songs amongst hundreds.
it was probably a good introduction to these songs though, for me, and when i heard the originals i was blown away, especially by “kangaroo” and “holocaust”
alex chilton wrote james’ wedding vows, he used the lyrics to blue moon and read them at our wedding. so sweet.
and then there is this: