The Wild Son Of Memphis (For Alex Chilton)

by BigSur

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" I was playing "September Gurls" when I heard the news. And when I got home that night, this is what I had.

Alex Chilton Forever


I felt religious today
I know that something you wouldn’t say.
I felt a terrible pain
And no one around knew your name.

It’s so hard
To say Goodbye
without ever saying hello
It’s a pleasure
I’ve always wanted to have
But now I don’t know

I always wanted to shake your hand
I thought you’d understand
I thought you’d maybe live to see the day
When you were finally in demand, demand.

So now my head
is aiming towards the sky
And as I do, I hear you,
I can’t help but cry
To see A Big Star out there somewhere Tonight.

I’ll Be Seeing You Alex Chilton.
I’ll Be Seeing you Alex Chilton.


released November 21, 2011
Words/Memory-Alex James

Recording/Mix by G. Figge



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Big Sur Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Continuing the tradition of the Mid-West underground, Big Sur blends infectious hooks with old time punk bravado and Iggy style acrobatics. Their whiplash performances are "blink and you'll miss it" explosions of temper tantrum pop songs, spitting out stun gun guitar riffs backed by pulsating rhythms that evoke an urgent sincerity that is sorely lacked in a scene dominated by hipster elitism. ... more

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