this is my tribute to my favorite album of all time, big star's third/sister lovers. a shambling, mysterious, dark album, the sound of collapse. for awhile, and in some ways still, this record made me forget about most other records. i know i will be friends with someone if i meet them for the first time and they also love this album, but since i have really been into it, i'm not sure that that has happened. i have only recorded versions of seven of the album's 19 possible songs (thats part of the mystery...never properly released, what songs are even on this record? the version i have has 19...) but there might be more to come. like certain other great albums, captain beefhearts' trout mask replica comes to mind, sister lovers can be a tough nut to crack, but it is totally worth it. i have been known to listen to this album like 10 times a day.
this little experiment goes out to everyone else out there who has had their soul stirred by this work of art, and also to alex chilton, a man who suffered his whole career from a lack of appreciation. some people might see it as overambitious to try to cover the songs on this album, fair enough, if you feel that way, let me have it, but i love this album so goddamn much i literally had to do it.
i would also like to give a quick shout to nick barbery's ghost capital music blog...look at it, you wont find this music anywhere else.
we do our goo-goo-koos