American singer-songwriter and guitarist M. Ward opens A Wasteland Companion with this tribute to Alex Chilton, the lead singer of Big Star, who died in 2010. Ward told UK newspaper The Sun: "The song took about a month and, right in the middle of the month, he passed away, so that changed the way I approached his song."
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.
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