Category Archives: obituary

Keith Levene: 1957-2022

Saturday, I received the word from my friend and frequent commenter chasinvictoria that Keith Levene had died from liver cancer. When I think of the three guitarists from the Post-Punk era who helped to define the new concepts that would … Continue reading

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Robert Gordon: 1947-2022

I first got wind of Robert Gordon when reading about the New Wave scene in the late 70s. He was probably the first singer in New York City who rose up out of Punk Rock to be diving back into … Continue reading

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Mick Crowley: 1968-2022

Last Saturday I found out that we had lost a guitarist who I’ve seen more times than any other by my reckoning. Mick Crowley was lead guitarist for The Hate Bombs, who were definitely the act I’ve seen the most. … Continue reading

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Julee Cruise: 1956-2022

Today’s deeply sad news was that singer Julee Cruise has committed suicide, following several years of suffering from lupus as well as depression. She first came to my attention like most others, in the soundtrack to David Lynch’s arresting “Blue … Continue reading

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Andrew Fletcher: 1961-2022

Yesterday afternoon, I was doing my usual scanning of the Steve Hoffman Music Forums to see what was happening in music after I had already written a lunchtime post, and I saw that Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode had died … Continue reading

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Jordan Mooney [Pamela Rooke]: 1956-2022

Yesterday after posting, I read the sad news that Punk style icon Jordan Mooney [a.k.a. Pamela Rooke] had succumbed to a rare bile duct cancer on Sunday evening. The story of her entering into the orbit of Vivienne Westwood and … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Remixed [part 7]

[…continued from last post] 2003 brought a shake up to the already established Billy MacKenzie canon of posthumous releases. Nude records had cone out of business at the time, giving One Little Indian some of their catalog titles. In 2003, … Continue reading

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