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Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Cubist Blues 2x12"

Light in the Attic Records
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$22.50

Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Cubist Blues 2x12"

Light in the Attic Records
Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Cubist Blues 2x12
The unlikely union of Suicide’s Alan Vega, Big Star’s Alex Chilton, and singer-songwriter Ben Vaughn happened in December 1994 in a fog of cigarette smoke at two barely-lit, all-night improv sessions at Dessau Studios in New York. What transpired was the group’s only release, a brilliant album called Cubist Blues. Some kind of alchemy happened. The elements are disparate–Vega, known for Suicide’s grinding, pre-industrial drone, Chilton for his ultra-melodic FM rock, and Vaughn for his outsider art. Put together, what came out was something totally unexpected, a long, mesmeric incantation built on Elvis-meets-Ian Curtis vocals, rockabilly guitar, growling synths, and metronomic drums.