In 1987, I bought two albums which did a number on me. I remember purchasing CD1 and came across this seven-inch which opened a doorway into how wonderfully weird experimental music could be. It hit me so hard that, in the folly of youth, I ended up having the Throbbing Gristle logo tattooed on my […]
Thanks to Mike Borella at Avant Music News who posted this just now. A big loss for all ECM and jazz fans… Sad news as drummer Jon Christensen, who performed on many ECM recordings, has passed away. In the late 1960s Christensen played alongside Jan Garbarek on several recordings by the composer George Russell. He […]
Sad news from New York tonight. Ric Ocasek was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement confirmed. Some reports say he was 75 and some say he was 70. Ric wrote some of the best pop hits of the late seventies and eighties for the Cars. The Cars were a big part […] […]
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With the passing of Scott Walker, who found pop-music fame as a member of the Walker Brothers before setting out on an inimitable solo career, the singer’s best-known work has been making the rounds online. One particularly memorable song from Walker was his first solo single, “Jackie,” released in December…
I have a good friend whom I’ve known since about 1993 who was devastated by the death of David Bowie. I felt awful hearing about that, but his passing didn’t quite hit me as hard as it did my friend. It may have been because there is about a ten-year difference in age. The experiences […]
According to a post at Bella Union, it seems that former Talk Talk singer and composer of the most perfect album I ever owned, Mark Hollis, has passed away. More news will follow all over social media momentarily. A heartbreaking loss.
Zimbabwe’s finest jazz export, guitarist Oliver Mtukudzi, has passed away in the capital city of Harare. He was 66 years old, and left a stellar legacy of 66 albums. Read his obituary here, courtesy of the BBC, and also at Eyewitness News Zimbabwe.