Shelves

They said it was over, they said we were wrong…

Don’t call him Ritchie*

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The first time I met Mel, it happened to be inside his room. (A friend and I snuck out during National Service, said he wanted me to meet his guitarist friend.) Mel had a mini-poster of Big Star tucked under the surface of his glass table. This surprised me, because I didn’t really know anyone else who knew, much less adored, the power pop band as much as I did. Mel was also only 15. That’s when I asked if he wanted to play for Suchness. He’s pretty much the same person when I asked if he wanted to play for Shelves. Thankfully, he said “yes,” twice.

* Mel’s first name is really Ritchie, but he prefers no one calls him that. Something about school bullies…

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Written by Noel

May 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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  1. Wow, i went to Youtube Big Star, and I really like what I hear! Reminds me of Idlewild!

    brian koh

    May 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm


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