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Eulogy for the Sideman

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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.

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BDWPS Podcast #22: Pink Floyd, Can, Harry Nilsson, Beach Boys, Comus, Leonard Cohen, T. Rex, and David Bowie

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In this episode, we take a look back at the music of 1971. In a year of major change, we see the beginnings of prog rock, the waning days of the folk movement, and the beginnings of Glam Rock. Listen below, or subscribe at iTunes, search: BDPWS

Track List:

Pink Floyd “Fearless”

Can “Mushroom”

Harry Nilsson “Jump Into the Fire”

Beach Boys “Surfs Up”

Comus “Diana”

Leonard Cohen “Love Calls You By Your Name”

T. Rex “Cosmic Dancer”

David Bowie “Song for Bob Dylan”

BDWPS Podcast #22: Pink Floyd, Can, Harry Nilsson, Beach Boys, Comus, Leonard Cohen, T. Rex, and David Bowie.

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