Friday, November 18, 2005

The Seeds Vs Alex Chilton

The Seeds

The Seeds emerged in 1965 from the underbelly of the Los Angeles garage scene, they were punk rock before the world had even heard of of it. By 1967 they had had evolved with the growing flower power movement and by 1970 they had disbanded. Sky Saxon re-united the Seeds in 1989 and again in 2002, since which time they have been touring regularly.

Alex Chilton was in The Box Tops in the late 1960's and most famously Big Star in the early 1970's, possibly one of the most famous obscure bands in the world. He went on to produce songs for The Cramps which would appear on their Gravest Hits EP and their Songs the Lord Taught Us LP.

Alex Chilton continued working as a producer as well as forging a long lived solo career. Chilton has also recently been touring with a reunited Box Tops and a version of Big Star that includes two members of The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow. A new Big Star album, "In Space," with songs written by Chilton and original Big Star drummer Jody Stephens with Auer and Stringfellow was recently released on Rykodisc.

Chilton was present at his home in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and was evacuated out safely on September 4, 2005.

The Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine

Alex Chilton - Can't Seem To Make You Mine


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