Dead Musicians: 2009 Edition

A sound collage from the New York Times featuring a sampling of the musicians who died this year.

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13 responses to “Dead Musicians: 2009 Edition

  1. God. It’s Iggy and the Stooges.

    Sigh.

  2. lenny

    No, Fatprick. The band was founded as “The Stooges”, and nowhere on their debut album will you find “Iggy and the Stooges”.
    It’d be a little less embarrassing if you didn’t do all the eye-rolling and sighing when you make your ignorant assertions.

  3. Penny

    Good gawd! I took it badly when stars like Cary Grant, Gregory Peck and the cast of Bonanaza passed away, but a lot of these musicians are of my vintage – mid-50s/60s. Scary to realise that so many of my own generation are already dying.

  4. CWTF

    It’d be a little less embarrassing if you didn’t do all the eye-rolling and sighing when you make your ignorant assertions.
    Given that mulletman’s musical taste seem to be of the hairfarmer’s type it is to be expected….

  5. Ti-Guy

    It’d be a little less embarrassing if you didn’t do all the eye-rolling and sighing when you make your ignorant assertions.

    That’s would be hard to do for Twatsy, since he’s masturbating and climaxing when he makes them.

  6. TofKW

    Someone has something against The Stooges? They, along with The Ramones are music gods in my book. I do like some prog rock RT, but I do prescribe to the notion that rock & roll sounds best when played within a garage.

  7. Omar

    and nowhere on their debut album will you find “Iggy and the Stooges”.

    No, but you will find Iggy’s name listed as ‘Iggy Stooge’ and not ‘Iggy Pop’ on that debut record. Apparently this was a record company prompt that Iggy was in disagreement with.
    With Iggy in the works to getting his ‘Iggy and the Stooges’ (I always refer to this group as ‘The Raw Power Stooges’) band back on the road, one wonders if James Williamson will be on next years rock and roll casualty list.

  8. TofKW — I’m partial to the more elegant and floridly rounded expressions of “progressive rock” before it entered into it’s completely decadent phase (Yes’s “Tales of Topographic Oceans”) and sold out commercially (ELP’s “Love Beach”), but I’m also of the age where I can appreciate edgy, experimental clustterfucks of rock cooked up in a garage. Maybe that’s why I like King Crimson so much. ;)

    But on the somewhat rougher, “new wave” side of the blade: the Residents; Bauhaus; Magazine; Scritty-Politi; Red Crayola; Pere Ubu; and etc…

  9. Patrick — Pick nits much?

  10. Patrick — Pick nits much?

    Only when it’s really important. ;)

    (I’m sure lenny will be interested to learn they actually released material after their debut album.)

  11. PR — This was kind of meant to be one of those innocuous feel good posts… No need to turn it into a personally acrimonious pissing match.

  12. lenny

    Fatprick,
    I don’t need google to tell me that they later played as Iggy and the Stooges, and anyways, that fact obviously does nothing to redeem your first comment.

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