Sunday, 10 September 2017

Holger Czukay RIP (1938 - 2017)

Holger Czukay, sonic pioneer, bass player  and founding member of the German band Can and in his later years more sound producer then traditional musician left this planet on 5. September 2017 to Jam in the Ether with his deceased Can bandmates Jaki Liebezeit (22.Jan.2017) and Michael Karoli (17 November 2001).
Here are some of my personal favourites from Holger's hugely influential post Can catalog:

Holger Czukay "Good Morning Story"


Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit 
- Where's the money (from "Full Circle")

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble,The Edge 
(from Snake Charmer) - Hold On To Your Dreams


JAH WOBBLE / JAKI LIEBEZEIT / HOLGER CZUKAY 
- How Much Are They?



Holger Czukay - Der Osten Ist Rot (the east is red)

Perfect World (live 1986)



At the age of 43 Holger Czukay was working on a message for his fans. 


Here is his audio trip through his musical universe. He kept it unreleased for 30 years.
To finish of this tribute  here are 2 mixes of some of the finest HC tracks from the excellent  


  

Bye, bye forever Holger!

More on Holger Czukay:

https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/holger-czukays-best-moments-in-can-and-beyond/
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/06/holger-czukay-obituary
http://www.bluefat.com/1409/Holger_Czukay.htm
https://dereksmusicblog.com/2015/05/20/holger-czukay-eleven-years-innerspace/
http://andrewdarlington.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/can-holger-czukay-how-to-recognise.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm8MjLDbQ2o
Can official website: https://www.spoonrecords.com/

Sunday, 3 September 2017

John Abercrombie RIP

John Abercrombie RIP, another innovative and influential musician gone!


John Abercrombie playing his newest McCurdy guitar



John Abercrombie - Days of Wine and Roses



John Abercrombie Dave Holland Jack DeJohnette - Homecoming

Obituaries:



Walter Becker RIP


Just heard the sad news on the Beeb that Walter Becker is no longer around.
His distinctive sound will surely be missed by his many fans & Donal Fagan!
Long live Steely Dan!
 Walter Becker RIP





Steely Dan (with lyrics): "... and die behind the wheel"
at least he didn't!

Obituaries:


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