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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

rep> Alex Chilton - Feudalist Tarts (1985-89 us, amazing blend of power pop funky blues rock, 2017 remaster and expanded)

1985's Feudalist Tarts was Chilton's first studio release since 1979; after spending most of the 1970s as one of the few rock acts from the Deep South who displayed almost no visible R&B influence, Chilton belatedly embraced the pleasures of vintage soul music after moving to New Orleans and giving up alcohol, and Feudalist Tarts is dominated by covers of Slim Harpo's "Ti Ni Nee Ni Noo" and Carla Thomas's "B-A-B-Y," with bare-wired originals like "Lost My Job" along for good measure. Cut in a single day, Feudalist Tarts is a bit rough around the edges, but Chilton's guitar playing is solid, and the band of veteran Southern studio players give Chilton as good as he gets (if not better). 
by Mark Deming

1. Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo / Tip on In (Slim Harpo) - 5:23
2. Stuff (Alex Chilton, Rene Coman) - 5:08
3. B-A-B-Y (David Porter, Isaac Hayes) - 3:01
4. Thank You John (Willie Turbinton) - 3:16
5. Lost My Job (Alex Chilton) - 3:09
6. Paradise (Alex Chilton) - 2:24
7. No Sex (Alex Chilton) - 3:48
8. Underclass (Alex Chilton) - 3:34
9. Little GTO (John Buck Wilkin) - 2:55
10.Guantanamerika (Alex Chilton) - 3:10
11.Jailbait (Alex Chilton) - 3:33
12.Baby Baby Baby (Alex Chilton) - 4:25
13.Nice 'n' Easy (Lew Spence, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith) - 4:40
14.I Will Turn Your Money Green (Furry Lewis) - 2:58

*Alex Chilton - Guitar, Harmonica, Voice
*Rene Coman - Bass, Voice (Tracks 1-8)
*Jim Spake - Tenor Saxophone
*Doug Garrison - Drums (Tracks 1-8) 
*Nokie Taylor - Cornet (Tracks 1-6)
*Fred Ford - Baritone Saxophone (Tracks 1-6)
*George Reinecke - Voice (Track 14)
*Tommy McClure - Bass (Tracks 9-14)

1970  Alex Chilton - Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (2012 release)
Related Acts
1967-69  The Box Tops - The Original Albums (two disc set, 2015 issue) 
1967-70  The Box Tops - The Best Of Box Tops
1968-75  Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky (2009 four discs box set)
1972/74  Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City (2004 SACD)

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