Monday, January 4, 2010

goodbye Rowland

i know i'm late posting this, but i had been away from my computer the last week and didn't really have a chance to write about the passing of a post-punk legend, Rowland S. Howard. former member of the the greatest band of all time, The Birthday Party as well as a member of These Immoral Souls, The Boys Next Door, and Crime and the City Solution. he worked with Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and many many others. he's one of the most influential guitar players of all time and he will be truly missed.

here's Rowland playing a version of the Boys Next Door song he wrote "Shivers"

and this is a clip of him playing his song "She Cried" (my personal favorite).

and finally a clip of the Birthday Party ripping through "junkyard".

everyone's seen this clip, but who cares it rules. Tracy's shirt is a thing of amazement...topped only by his crotch thrusting. Rowland beating on his guitar like a percussion instrument while smoking a cig and looking like he could give a fuck is also un-fucking touchable.

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