ira Posted March 6, 2014 Share Posted March 6, 2014 Buy the friends that "snickered" the new release. Within the booklet are testimonials from Bruce Springsteen, Paul Stanley ( Kiss ), Steve Jones, ( The Sex Pistols ) Slash ( Guns and Roses ) Courtney Love, ( Hole ) Cherie Currie ( The Runaways ), Alex Chilton ( Big Star, The Boxtops ) and Mathew Sweet. Sometimes guys need to be "indemnified" before they can admit to liking music that is something other than Metallica and AC/ DC. They don't think it's "manly" to like "All By Myself." We had so many quotes we didn't have enough room to include Brandon Flowers ( The Killers ), Dave Grohl ( Foo Fighters ) and Greg Dulli ( Afghan Wigs ) who stated recently that " while studying to get his 'croon on' for their new album, he listened to Elvis, Roy Orbison and.....Me! That's pretty good company. Eric..Please forgive..(or hopefully enjoy my tangent).. A few years back..The Boxtops were appearing with a coupla oldies bands at the old Sands hotel in Atlantic City..and on my birthday yet. I was so excited to get to see Alex Chilton....He and they were great.. After the show..the other acts were signing and schmoozing.. With Alex nowhere to be seen..I asked a Boxtop if Alex was coming out... He smiled and said.."No..Alex's got nothing to sell..." And you know what...I REALLY liked that answer.. He was a great talent..Still remember him as a.. I believe ...a 17 year old lead singer with THAT voice on teen shows in the 60's... And "Sweet Cream Ladies"..a song about the plight of hookers...Way ahead of his time..IMHO. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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