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New Orleans 1994 [Archival Group, 2CD]
Live At The Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA; November 24 (?), 1994. FM broadcast (?) (with a slight hum).
At his haunted best, (Alex) Chilton sings like someone with a gun being held to his head; reluctance and release flow together in a prurient lifeforce sap being forced from the orchard’s sorriest tree. (At his worst, he sounds like someone’s holding a checkbook on him; few reputable performers can sound as distracted or uninterested in a studio performance.) Wisely, at least for Chilton, he got over the self-immolating allure of his endeavors early on, dropping out of the music grind for much of the ’80s - after barely contributing to it in the half of the ’70s left when Big Star collapsed…
Perhaps spurred on by Big Star’s intervening reunion, Chilton hit the mid-’90s in an unprecedented surge of recording (if not songwriting) productivity: two new studio album in as many years. The first, Cliches (1994), sails past his beloved Volare into a full-blown concept and contains nothing but pre-rock pop standards sung and played alone on acoustic guitar (plus, briefly, an unsettling background rumble that sounds suspiciously like bleed from a heavy time-keeping foot). - Ira Robbins, The Trouser Press Record Guide (Fifth Edition)
Dime reader 01001010 noted the following: “This is a pretty good-sounding set. Basically, a no-frills SBD broadcast over the air, but the band is pretty tight. And yes, there is a bit of a buzz through the whole thing, but for Alex Chilton, that almost seems right - a certain “Je ne sais quoi”, if you will. It sort of puts you right there in the club.”
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Track 101. Tee Na Nee Na Noo (6.4MB)
Track 102. B A B Y (5.3MB)
Track 103. My Baby Just Cares For Me (5.8MB)
Track 104. Volare (7.1MB)
Track 105. Sick & Tired (5.8MB)
Track 106. Thank You John (7.0MB)
Track 107. I Got A Thing For You (8.0MB)
Track 108. Devil Girl (6.5MB)
Track 109. Il’ Rebelle (4.0MB)
Track 110. My Bonnie (6.9MB)
Track 111. Turn Your Money Green (5.7MB)
Track 112. Money Talks (5.6MB)
Track 113. Money Talks (Continued) (3.6MB)
Track 114. I Do (6.8MB)
Track 115. Come Back Baby (7.3MB)
Track 116. What’s Your Sign Girl (8.5MB)
Track 117. Do The Hucklebuck (12.1MB)
Track 201. Nobody’s Fool (7.2MB)
Track 202. Little GTO (4.9MB)
Track 203. Alligator Man (5.2MB)
Track 204. Tina The Go Go Queen (12.1MB)
Track 205. Goodnight My Love (5.0MB)
Track 206. Take It Off (2.1MB)
Track 207. Take It Off (Continued) (3.2MB)
Track 208. New Girl In School (12.6MB)
Track 209. Margie (4.4MB)
Track 210. I’m Ready (6.7MB)
Track 211. Little Latin Lupe Lu (5.0MB)
Track 212. Brazil (7.7MB)
Track 213. Dateless Night (5.5MB)
Track 214. Only The Lonely (5.0MB)
Lineup (thanks to 01001010 for the lineup):
Alex Chilton - vocals, guitar
Ron Easley - bass
Doug Garrison - drums
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