Musician's death that really effected you...

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Sure did, saw them do a side show at the Metro 2 days before the Sydney BDO.

Was one of the best gigs I've ever been too!

Did you see them?
They opened for The Who in fall of 1982 up in the Bay Area of California at Oakland Stadium. The acoustics were not all that great, but seeing two of my favorite British supergroups together was pretty awesome. When The Clash broke up it made me sad. They had something special going on.
 
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Juiceboxbiotch

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I never understood why people talk about what a musician can do when they rate them . All that matters is does it sound good to you or not.
You'll notice it's mostly musicians talking this way about other musicians. It's part of why we are musicians. We enjoy the technical part of what we hear and that's part of why it sounds good to us. Speaking for myself, my brain gravitates toward patterns in music that I don't initially understand... like a puzzle that needs to be solved. It's why I enjoy super technical drummers over dudes who play the same beat on every song. Some people don't have patience for all the puzzle solving and want their music immediately accessible and understandable, the way most pop and hip hop comes off. We all like different music for different reasons and you may not ever understand someone else's perspective other than your own.
 
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Anyone mention Layne Staley yet? Of course it was no surprise, but you always held out hope that he would get clean and there might be an AIC reunion in earnest one day.

This one might seem out of left field, but Laura Branigan's death has always struck a chord with me (no pun intended), even though she hadn't been in the limelight for a number of years. Aside from the fact that she was a local (Long Island) girl, she was one of the sexiest performers of the 80s IMO, and her songs "Gloria" and "Self Control" were among my favorites of that decade.




As a teenager i used to play a cassette on the tape recorder in the 80’s when i was fucking girls.
Amongst the songs on that tape where Some songs of Sade, Donna Summer and Marvin Gaye. But also self control by Laura brannigan.

A great fucking horny song
 
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Michael Jackson going was a shock, thought the plastic paedo would kick around forever.

Johnny cash.... You could almost feel him nearing the end throughout American Highway v
 

Tuff Gong

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They opened for The Who in fall of 1982 up in the Bay Area of California at Oakland Stadium. The acoustics were not all that great, but seeing two of my favorite British supergroups together was pretty awesome. When The Clash broke up it made me sad. They had something special going on.
Yes indeed, they were my favourite band as a teen & still hold a special place in my heart.

Strummer's death was the first celebrity death to have an impact on me.

Having kept track of him from the time The Clash broke up & through his self-proclaimed "wilderness years" (during which he kept making music but never quite rose to the heights he'd previously experienced, due to, IMO, being in the depths of depression from the fallout of said break up) I was elated when his new band The Mescaleros came about.

I bought all 3 albums as soon as they came out, saw them twice in one week wgen they toured Australia in 2000, & was looking forward to seeing them again when he died.

I was devastated.
 
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Phantom

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May 17, 2013
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I see you up in here @Juiceboxbiotch

there is no way anyone who has ever played an instrument can hate on that performance..............imagine being good enough to not only write and play that thing,but to fucking slay it live,almost effortlessly

there really is no other band like them IMHO.............
That's fine, at least you put that "IMHO" in there!:good
 
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Phantom

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Neil was your favorite drummers favorite drummer

thats just objective science
Really? Is that what Bill Bruford said? He may have liked Peart's drumming, ..."but..he cites Max Roach, Joe Morello, Art Blakey, and Ginger Baker as his favourite and the most influential drummers as a youngster." Your "science " is a bit off....,but wait,....I think Peart is Donald Trump's favorite drummer...
 
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Really? Is that what Bill Bruford said? He may have liked Peart's drumming, ..."but..he cites Max Roach, Joe Morello, Art Blakey, and Ginger Baker as his favourite and the most influential drummers as a youngster." Your "science " is a bit off....,but wait,....I think Peart is Donald Trump's favorite drummer...
:lol:
 

Phantom

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Of course you haven't heard of them...maybe Ginger Baker,...but all the rest,...hell, they were inferior "because they weren't Neil Peart"...ya big 3 dollar bill.
 
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Phantom

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you seem unaware that Neil was a jazz sessionist and studied under Freddie Gruber..................
No, actually I knew that...even before you mentioned it subsequently in one of your posts. I saw Rush live in 1989...or about the time that "Time Stand Still" was new. They were great, I must say, but I must say that my favorite band or "ensemble" lol,...of all time is Yes....and Emerson, Lake and Palmer after them.
 
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No, actually I knew that...even before you mentioned it subsequently in one of your posts. I saw Rush live in 1989...or about the time that "Time Stand Still" was new. They were great, I must say, but I must say that my favorite band or "ensemble" lol,...of all time is Yes....and Emerson, Lake and Palmer after them.
fair enough

I can appreciate both those bands..................but I preferred the much heavier approach Rush took..............
 
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