In the past couple weeks we’ve seen the passing of three unheralded sidemen: Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Holger Czukay of Can, and Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü. These three stalwarts played integral parts in the success of their influential bands yet were often underappreciated for their contributions. I’ve felt more and more disappointed by the coverage of each legend’s passing, feeling like they aren’t getting their due simply because they opted to remain in the shadows rather than bask in the spotlight. At the very least, I’d like to take a moment and pay my respects to three silent assassins whose impact can still be heard in music today.
Monthly Archives: September 2017
Eulogy for the Sideman
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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #62
In this month’s episode we check out new music from Thunder Dreamer, This is the Kit, Rozwell Kids, Sleaford Mods, MIKE, Afghan Whigs, Avey Tare, and Nine Inch Nails. We also continue our track by track look back at Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’.
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Thunder Dreamer “You Knew Me”
This is the Kit “Hotter Colder”
Rozwell Kids “Wendy’s Trash Can”
Seaford Mods “Just Like We Do”
MIKE “Victory Lab”
Afghan Whigs “Demon in Profile”
Avey Tare “Season High”
Nine Inch Nails “Less Than”
Bob Dylan “Restless Farewell”
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