i was excited to get this release from berkley, california's m. lockwood porter in my inbox, seeing that one of the songs was a tribute to big star founding member chris bell, who's song 'i am the cosmos' must be one of the best and saddest songs ever written. 'chris bell' is solidly in country-mournful territory, a whistful banjo, pedal steel and steady snare singing chris bell's well deserved praises (i appreciate the reference to the replacement's 'alex chilton' in the opening line). interestingly enough the b-side of this release, 'secrets' sounds a lot more like a chris bell tune. a melancholy one-two punch.
find more info about mr. lockwood porter at his website.