7-Inch History – ALEX CHILTON 1978

Great 7″ inches/sleeves/vinyl from the past

25 July 2022

Artist: ALEX CHILTON

Who: American musician who became famous as the teenage
singer of sixties band The Box Tops who had a big hit in 1967 with
their cover of The Letter, a song written by country musician Wayne
Carson Thompson
. Afterward, Chilton formed highly influential band
Big Star (1971–1975, 1993–2010) and also recorded solo. He passed
away, only 59, in 2010. R.I.P.

Single: BANGKOK
His first ever solo single.
Came out in 1978.

A kooky track, with kooky lyrics.

Here’s a little thing that’s gonna please ya
Just a little town down in Indonesia
Bangkok

Two slanty eyed men lying in bed
One got his Mauser, the other said
Bangkok

Making love the Japanese way
Learned aggressively in Hong Kong
Bangkok

Margaret Trudeau, Jakie O
Madame Nhu and Bridget Bardot
Bangkok
Baby, Bangkok
Yeah, Suki

I’m not living on Chinese rocks
I’m in Bangkok
Yeah, Bangkok, baby

Here’s a revision that’s kind of minor
It’s just a little town down in Indochina
Bangkok
Baby baby

ALEX CHILTON: Biography

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