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Alex Chilton: Out Of Time

Martin Aston, MOJO, November 2009

A Beatles-obsessed quartet of '70s Memphis kids offering power-pop acid-drops for a soul label and a heavy rock public, Big Star were the ultimate misfit band, who went on to inspire everyone from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley. Try telling that to their wayward figurehead, Alex Chilton. "I'm constantly surprised that people fall for Big Star the way they do," he tells Martin Aston.

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