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More sad music news:

Trish Keenan was the singer with Broadcast, who for a brief period (1998-2000) were one of my favourite bands. She posessed a lovely, lulling voice, for which the band's stately electronica provided the perfect setting.

Work and Non Work
,  a compilation of early EPs, and The Noise Made by People, Broadcast's first album proper, are both very fine works. The Book Lovers is perhaps my favourite song of theirs.

Trish Keenan died of pneumonia.

Sadly missed.

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Latterly a fine painter, originally a true musical one-off, from the mid-60s to the 80s the Captain supplied the exact opposite of Easy Listening. Trout Mask Replica remains one of my favourite albums, Moonlight on Vermont one of my favourite songs.

Another hero gone.

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If you don't know Big Star, go check out their second album, Radio City, which remains one of my all-time favourites. Alex Chilton was their leader. The album is full of spiky pop-rock that was the antithesis of everything else American at the time (mid-70s), which is doubtless why it sold so badly. The other albums are fine too, including some decidedly idiosyncratic solo work.

I cherish the memory of a wonderful solo gig at The Mean Fiddler in North London, back in the late 80s. I had flu and could hardly hear, but went anyway. Glad I did.

He was only 59.
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Reports are coming in that Mark Linkous has committed suicide. This is sad news indeed. As Sparklehorse, he recorded some fine country-flavoured indie-rock albums in the late 90s and early 00s. Of even greater significance to me, Mark produced the sublime debut album by A Camp, Nina Persson's other band (she of The Cardigans fame). The first A Camp album is a contender for my favourite album, ever.

Sad he's gone.


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