A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man

Holly George-Warren

The first biography of the artist who “essentially invented indie and replacement rock” (Spin)

A really good and influential songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was once greater than a rock star—he was once a real cult icon. Awardwinning song author Holly George-Warren’s A guy known as Destruction is the 1st biography of this enigmatic artist, who died in 2010. masking Chilton’s existence from his early paintings with the charttopping field Tops and the seminal power-pop band enormous celebrity to his experiments with punk and roots track and his sprawling solo profession, A guy known as Destruction is the tale of a musical icon and a richly distinctive chronicle of dad music’s evolution, from the mid-1960s via today’s indie rock.

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