March 18, 2010

Children By The Millions...

Alex Chilton died. For success or failure, he did it his way. Farewell to a true genius.

If he was from Venus, would he feed us with a spoon?
If he was from Mars, wouldn't that be cool?
Standing right on campus, would he stamp us in a file?
Hangin' down in Memphis all the while.

Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round
They sing "I'm in love. What's that song?
I'm in love with that song."

Cerebral rape and pillage in a village of his choice.
Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice.
Feeling like a hundred bucks, exchanging good lucks face to face.
Checkin' his stash by the trash at St. Mark's place.

I never travel far, without a little Big Star

Runnin' 'round the house, Mickey Mouse and the Tarot cards.
Falling asleep with a flop pop video on.
If he was from Venus, would he meet us on the moon?
If he died in Memphis, then that'd be cool, babe.

... The Replacements "Alex Chilton"


Uncle E said...

Too young. Reminds me of the day I heard Joe Strummer died. I came late to the Big Star party, introduced to their music via Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque rather than the replacements.

Nazz Nomad said...

i was saying to the missus how this was like when strummer and garcia died. i have spent the day in the backyard with bones and with big star blasting on my boombox.

RossK said...

'Twasn't Memphis.

But at least it was close.



Heff said...

Never heard of him.

My loss, I suppose.