My Sister’s Bringing Alex Chilton Home. So bittersweet. Alex died on St. Patrick's Day of 2010 and the Irish blood runs through my veins. Met Alex once and handed him a cassette copy of this song. At Vancouver’s Town Pump. He was held up at the border so the festivities got off to a rather late start. I'd like to think he got a chance to listen to the song. I love Big Star. And the Box Tops. "The Letter" was my first encounter with Alex. Fell in love with that voice. For those of you who don't know much about Alex, you owe it to yourself to check out the man and his music. If you're familiar with Big Star you'll easily catch all my references to lyrics and song titles. We could make a game of it. How many can you spot. Bottom line? As soon as I strum the A chord that kicks off this song I know Alex is there in spirit. And it’s same feeling I get when I hear the opening chiming guitar on Big Star’s September Gurls. Yeah, January boy’s got it bad … xoRJ
from Until Now (RM)
released January 1, 2006
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Marty Kinack: Electric Guitars, Keys, Bass & Drums
Original Recording: Cave Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered & Mixed by Marty Kinack
Remixed and Mastered @Mainline Sound
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez (2006)
Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2006
A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
Cover Photo from the Dominique Lamarche collection
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media
Special Thanks to:
Tape transference & Mastering at:
Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
The folks at Landr
All the fab brothers who made an appearance here!
So many amazingly groovy times!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …