We were supposed to begin a conversation with the late David Berman this week, a little dalliance to keep him preoccupied whilst he fought the boredom of the road. Yet sadly, that never happened, as he passed away by his own hand last Wednesday. We reflect on him, his fantastic Purple Mountains project, and present you with questions we had intended to ask him, but sadly will never get to ask him.
RIP David Berman.
This fantastic cover of a Joe Jackson classic gives us a moment to remember Mikey Dees, the late frontman of Fitz of Depression, who passed away this week.
Some words on the career of forgotten country legend Earl Thomas Conley, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77.
We remember the golden-voiced Shawn Smith by taking a listen to some of the high points from his underrated musical career.
Some thoughts on the passing of the brilliant Scott Walker.
We remember Keith Flint, the wickedly fun and devilish face of the British band The Prodigy, who was found dead yesterday at the age of 49.
We pay tribute to the late, great Pete Shelley by revisiting a disturbing and dense experimental tape piece from his teenage years before he started his band, the Buzzcocks.
We pay tribute to the muse of one of rock’n roll’s earliest hits, Peggy Sue, who passed away yesterday in Lubbock, Texas.
We were saddened to learn of the death of Richard Swift. We revisit a conversation held with him in 2007, one that captures his restless spirit and his feelings about the music industry.