Wednesday, March 31, 2010

http://vinyldistrict.blogspot.com/2010/03/tvds-record-store-day-2010-label_9322.html

Alex's post-Big Star / pre-'80s and beyond solo career hasn't gotten much attention in the ongoing tributes (nice of EW to mention Sherbert in their coverage but hardly a word about Behind The Magnolia Curtain - a Panther Burns record in name but if you spent any time around Alex during 1979 or 1980 you realize that there was a huge overlap between Alex solo and Panther Burns as a group – Magnolia Curtain is an essential album in the Chilton discography). Here are some really good remembrances from Tav Falco and Ross Johnson...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bruce - I drum with Teenage Fanclub. I wasn't in TFC when Alex played with them - but I did do some other gigs in Scotland and one in New Orleans. If our paths ever cross I am sure we can swap some good Alex stories. I just wanted to drop you a line and say I just bought and read your book on Radio City and enjoyed it a lot. Best wishes, Francis.

Bruce Eaton said...

Hi Francis - Thanks for the kind words. Next time TFC comes anywhere near western New York I'll be there. Hope you saw the comments that Alex made to me about the band on the TFC message board a few weeks back. Best, Bruce