London and Los Angeles: Big Time, 1985. Original poster for the 1985 EP release.
Alex Chilton in 1985, all grown up and standing in an abandoned lot in New Orleans. After his "lost" years in Memphis and New York in the mid-late 1970s, Alex Chilton moved to The Crescent City in the early 1980s, working as a tree trimmer and a dishwasher, playing often with Tav Falco's band The Panther Burns. In 1985 he took Falco's bass player Rene Coman an, with new drummer Doug Garrison, the trio toured intensely, releasing this EP at the end of that year (recorded at Ardent in Memphis), with a sound much more cool and restrained than the raucous, unhinged albums he had recorded in the 1970s. The EP featured a few Chilton originals and, in a new move, covers of songs original recorded by R&B artists Carla Thomas, Slim Harpo, and Willie Tee. This new R&B sound, merged with Chilton's trademark primitivism, would dominate the songwriter-guitarist's sound for the remainder of his career.
18.5 x 24 inches. Rolled. Fine.