ALEX CHILTON -FREE AGAIN: THE 1970 SESSIONS [RARE]
Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 release, a collection of 1970 solo recordings from the former Box Tops/future Big Star leader. Alex Chilton was the lead singer of a million-selling band, the Box Tops, but felt like little more than a puppet of the group's producers. In the era of free love, he'd been pressured into a shotgun marriage and fatherhood. And he'd ultimately come to see himself as the pawn of an unscrupulous business machine, sent to grind it out on the road in a series of silly lip-synched TV performances and one-night stands while someone else cashed his checks. As he entered the studio that summer to make his first solo recordings, the man who would come to define the very spirit of musical independence was still bound in chains. At a time where liberation and self-expression were rallying cries, Alex Chilton was about to break free.