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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 6:01 am    
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I have been down with a bad case of the shingles since a few days, spending most of my time on my bed. I took a biography of Alex Chilton from my shelf and I read that Jeff Newman played on his sessions for a planned album release after his Box Tops days. No record company wanted to release it at the time so it came out about 15 years later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z41iQxC8_qM
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Joe Krumel


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Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 6:12 am     jeff newman
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sorry to hear of your health problems,hope you feel better soon.Listening to smooth steel work like that can only help! Man,Jeff had the touch! joe.
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Mike Bacciarini


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Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 9:28 am    
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Joachim, I trust you're over it soon, and thanks for sharing this song. Alex and Big Star were great and I can see them sliding this kind of song in there.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 10:11 am    
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Thanks for your empathy Joe and Mike. Yes it is not as bad as it started a week ago. The reading of the book helps a little to turn my mind onto something else. Mike this song was recorded shortyly before they formed Big Star.
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Jonathan Shacklock


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Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 3:04 pm    
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Jeff is also on “The EMI song” from the same recording sessions. https://youtu.be/liVMMBFMXj4

Around the same time Chris Bell was experimenting with pedal steel on this proto Big Star recording. I don’t know who the player was - it’s pretty out of tune.
https://youtu.be/u7i-mdNTQYQ

It’s kind of a shame they didn’t take steel guitar forward into those Big Star records but I guess you can’t have everything. Smile

Get well soon Joachim and enjoy the book!
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Mike Schwartzman


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Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 8:38 pm    
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Thanks for the tracks guys. I enjoy Alex and Big Star too. I had no idea that they were trying out PSG on their tunes. I did get to see Alex on a solo gig around here. Early 1980's I think. Just acoustic guitar and vocals. He was crooning a version of Volare', but Alex was not having his best evening on that occasion. I thought he might fall off the bandstand. I was working as a restaurant cook at that time, and I had heard that he was a restaurant dishwasher in New Orleans... so I felt a bit sad for him because he was so talented. But I suppose that's an old story in the lives of many talented musicians.
May that case of shingles pass quickly, Joachim.
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Frank Freniere


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Post  Posted 13 Sep 2019 5:31 am    
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Nice find, Joachim - great to hear Jeff on a third party commercial project.

Sincerely hope you're feeling better. I had shingles a few years ago and it was like being wrapped in barbed wire 24/7.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 13 Sep 2019 6:45 am    
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To be wrapped in barbed wire, thats how it feels sometimes, Frank. But I believe a pharmacist gave me the right painkillers today. Ths stuff is called Pregabalin, and since i took I feel relieved. Thanks for the other well wishes also.

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    Steve Spitz


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    Post  Posted 14 Sep 2019 9:32 am    
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    I met Alex during his dishwasher days, and he may not have been at his best at that time.

    I later learned that he was intentionally taking a break from music. He found himself as a young adult having never held a job outside of playing music, and thought he needed to experience something different.

    I think a filmmaker is working on a documentary of Alex. Check out “the troubled men” podcast, it features that topic on one podcast.

    An interesting guy to say the least. He is missed by those that knew him. I wish I had gotten to know him better.

    I’m told the first time he walked in to a recording studio he was 16 , and cut “the letter”
    Not a bad first session.
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    Joel Martin


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    Post  Posted 14 Sep 2019 9:44 am    
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    This is an amazing thread!!! Thanks for the post and FEEL BETTER!
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    gary pierce


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    Post  Posted 14 Sep 2019 12:27 pm    
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    Joachim, did that album list the drummers name by chance.
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    Joachim Kettner


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    Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 12:27 am    
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    Gary I don't have that album, I only read about it in the biography. There's a mention of adrummer named Richard Rosebruogh, and he most probably played on the cut.
    Here's another gem with Jeff Newman:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yovfvcJpivE
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    Mike Bacciarini


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    Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 7:11 am    
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    Joachim, that is a sweet happy little song you posted. More and more admiration for Alex...
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    Joachim Kettner


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    Post  Posted 17 Sep 2019 8:39 am    
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    Doesn't the song has a nice bridge, Mike? I've only came to appreciate it after a few listens. Alex was a good songwriter.
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    Craig Stock


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    Post  Posted 17 Sep 2019 3:01 pm    
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    Thanks Joachim, has a real Sneaky Pete sound to the steel, I like it.

    Sorry about the shingles, I'm right at about the age to get the new vaccine to prevent them, I Wil, check with my doctor to see if it's time now, feel better brother!
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    Joachim Kettner


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    Post  Posted 18 Sep 2019 4:36 am    
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    Graig, if there's any kind of prevention for this crap I would defnitely try it. It's no fun at all.
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