Alex Chilton was the lead singer of Big Star -- one of those foundational bands so foundational that it takes a while to find them. Then, once you do, it's like -- "woah, where has this been all my life?" You feel that way because it feels like that band HAS been there all your life an even though you're just hearing Alex Chilton's work for the first time you know it's already changed your life.
Chilton died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 59.
Won't you let me walk you home from school
Won't you let me meet you by the pool
Maybe Friday I can
Get tickets for the dance
And I'll take you
Won't you tell your dad: "Get off my back"
Tell him what we said about "Paint it Black"
Rock 'n Roll is here to stay
Come inside it's okay
And I'll shake you
Won't you tell me what you're thinking of
Would you be an out law for my love
If its so, well, let me know
If its no, then I should go
I won't make you