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Man Called Destruction

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Audio CD, September 12, 1995
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 12, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ardent Records
  • ASIN: B000005D7V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #981,403 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By brian on April 29, 2004
Format: Audio CD
A Man Called Destruction is the most successful Chilton release since his Feudalist Tarts EP in the mid-eighties. Alex's voice is excellent, the playing is solid, and the songs avoid the indulgence of most of his earlier solo career. "New Girl In School", "Sick and Tired", and "What's Your Sign Girl?" are some of his most inspired covers, and "Don't Stop" is one of his best Post-Big Star compositions. Overall, AMCD is the most satisfying solo album from Chilton- just don't go in expecting it to sound like Big Star and you'll enjoy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Old T.B. on September 27, 2009
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This 1995 offering mines the same vein that Chilton's been working since 1987's High Priest album: offbeat covers and loopy R&B, performed casually, but tighter than Chilton's early solo misfires. As for offbeat covers, this disc offers Brian Wilson's "New Girl at School" and a riotous version of "Il Ribelle." The highlights of the loopy R&B for me are Chris Kenner's "Sick and Tired," the old astrological pick-up hit "What's Your Sign," and the pulsating "You're Looking Good."

I have enjoyed this album since it came out fifteen years ago. Fans of Chilton will find no surprises here. That's not a bad thing. For people new to Chilton's work, this album is a good place to start.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brian E. Spitz on January 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album is probably Alex's best post-LIKE FLIES ON SHERBERT recording (not counting the inconsistently fantastic new Big Star album, IN SPACE). However, just because it garners that title, doesn't mean it's good. Just because I'm not supposed to expect Big Star doesn't mean I won't. Just because I do, doesn't mean I'm wrong.

A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION couldn't have been a more fitting title, as Chilton appears to have completely sabotaged himself. I know, I know, that's been his idea all along, he's making music for himself, and on, and on, and on, etc.

It just seems like someone so enormously talented ought to take the ol' songwriting chops out a little more often rather than rely on dated covers like, "New Girl in School," and "What's Your Sign?"

The brilliance that brought you songs like, "No Sex," "My Rival," and, "Bankok," (notice how I didn't cite any Big Star songs) poked its head out for "Lies" (an old cover that Chilton manages to make fresh), and "Don't Stop," by far the man's most inspired post Big Star composition.

In the end, I still respect Alex Chilton for being one of the music industry's most steadfast figures of the past 40 years. He was good in The Box Tops. He became a legend in Big Star. Since that band's demise, his genius seems to routinely evade him. This album, like most of his other ones, shows flashes of brilliance, but none as consistent as what I'm sure any fan of Alex would like to hear.

One star for surprisingly good production. One for two great songs. And a third for credentials.
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This is one hot platter. Chilton playing great guitar with his tight bass and drumming buddies plus some sax here and there. Chilton is
one thing, unpredictable, with his choice of cover songs. Check out the clip on youtube of him playing "Lies" on the tonight show. Hot Hot Hot. Chilton wasn't destructive, he just wanted to play what HE wanted to play, not what somebody told him to play. Read his great biography, which has the same name as this disc. I have looked at him over the years as some kind of spaced out weirdo until I really started to learn about his life (after reading the book). Nah, he didn't want to be a big time top of the charts guy. He just wanted to be independent. I'm sorry I never took the time to see him live. But this is a well-produced, rockin' set of tunes.
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By james r stewart on December 7, 2014
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one of his best
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