referencing Like Flies On Sherbert, LP, Album, RE, 901073. To the 180 people who have this already: how's the sound quality of this pressing? Reply Notify me Helpful. This disjointed (to say the least) effort by Alex Chilton has assumed a huge cult-like status, not necessarily deserved. I always thought this was the sloppiest piece of music ever put on vinyl, so I wasn't surprised to find that Alex was going through some bad times during the recording. a happy drunk on the rest!
I agree with you on the Peabody label. It's a real work of art, fashioned after those old 78 Bluebird Records. I remember picking the album up at Dearborn Music in Michigan back in the day. Probably paid under twenty bucks for it. Only bought it because I was vaguely familiar with Big Star and remember always loving Chilton's voice on 'The Letter'.
Like Flies on Sherbert. In most cases, adding in an unrelated EP, a second unrelated three-song EP, and a couple of random live tracks to an artist's album would make for a disorganized and confusing set, but Alex Chilton's 1979 album Like Flies on Sherbert was already a chaotic mess by most people's standards in the first place, so adding in the Feudalist. Tarts EP from 1985 and the three songs from 1986's No Sex 12" EP from 1986 plus live versions of "The Letter" and "No Sex" simply expands the chaos to something closer to epic proportions.
Like Flies on Sherbert is the first solo album released by American pop rock musician Alex Chilton. He had previously recorded a collection of songs in 1969 and 1970, ultimately titled 1970, but this was not released until 1996. Released in 1979, Like Flies on Sherbert was recorded at two Memphis studios, Phillips Recording and Ardent Studios, in 1978 and 1979. Chilton had previously been a member of the Box Tops and Big Star. More albums from Alex Chilton: Live In London by Alex Chilton. Ocean Club ’77 by Alex Chilton. High Priest by Alex Chilton. Loose Shoes And Tight Pussy by Alex Chilton. Like Flies On Sherbert Tracklist. Like Flies On Sherbert Q&A. Writers Alex Chilton, . Carter, Ernest Tubb & 5 more. More Alex Chilton albums. From Memphis to New Orleans.
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For all intents and purposes, between 1979 and 1984, Alex Chilton had all but disappeared from the public eye. After wrapping up Big Star’s tour behind Third, he’d retreated back to Memphis and would spend the next few years playing around in cover bands and rarely venturing out of his home state. He coats KC and the Sunshine Band’s Boogie Shoes in strokes of early Costello-esque disco punk, gives Ernest Tubb’s honky-tonk Americana Waltz Across Texas the full-body treatment, and manages to preserve Alligator Man’s Cajun tilts while giving the song his distinctly elegant sheen. As for the originals that make up the main volume of Sherbert, they are as patently Chilton as they are fractured.
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Written-By – Casey/Finch*
|A3||Hey! Little Child|
|A4||Hook Or Crook|
|A5||I've Had It
Written-By – Wilson*, Orbison*
|B2||Girl After Girl
Written-By – Shelton*
|B3||Waltz Across Texas
Written-By – Tubb*
Written-By – Chance*, Newman*
|B5||Like Flies On Sherbert|
- Produced For – Delta Songbird Productions
- Copyright (c) – Aura Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Aura Records Ltd.
- Recorded At – Sam Phillips Recording Studio
- Recorded At – Ardent Studios
- Distributed By – NOVA Companhia De Música, Lda.
- Edited At – NOVA Companhia De Música, Lda.
- Manufactured By – Fono-Companhia Industrial De Discos, Lda.
- Printed By – Nova Força - Artes Gráficas
- Published By – April Music Ltd.
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Published By – Chappell Music
- Published By – Sparta Florida Music Group Ltd.
- Engineer, Mixed By – Alex Chilton, John Hampton, Richard Rosenbrough*
- Mastered By – Larry Nix
- Other [Titleing] – Gustavo Falco*
- Performer – Alex Chilton, Jim Lancaster*, Jim Dickinson, Lee Baker , Lisa Aldridge*, Mike Ladd , Richard Rosebrough, Ross Johnson, Sid Selvidge
- Photography By [Photography/Video] – William Eggleston
- Producer – Alex Chilton, James Luther Dickinson*
- Written-By – A. Chilton* (tracks: A2, A3, A4, B1, B5)
NotesEditado E Distribuido Por: Nova Companhia De Musica, Lda.
Fabricado Por: Fono-Companhia Industrial De Discos, Lda.
Frabricado Em Portugal Nova Forca - Artes Graficas
℗ © 1980 Aura Records Ltd.
A1: April Music Ltd.
A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B5: Copyright Control
A5, B3: Chapell Music
B4: Sparta Florida Music
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): AURA 710 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): AURA 710 B
- Other (Sleeve - Top right): E
|PS-104, P-104||Alex Chilton||Like Flies On Sherbert (LP, Album)||Peabody, Peabody||PS-104, P-104||US||1979|
|MR137, MR 137||Alex Chilton||Like Flies On Sherbert (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Munster Records, Munster Records||MR137, MR 137||Spain||1997|
|COCY-80046||Alex Chilton||Like Flies On Sherbert (CD, Album)||Cooking Vinyl||COCY-80046||Japan||1996|
|422445||Alex Chilton||Like Flies On Sherbert (CD, Album, RE)||Last Call Records||422445||France||1996|
|MR137||Alex Chilton||Like Flies On Sherbert (LP, Album, RE, Blu)||Munster Records||MR137||Spain||1997|