Rowland S. Howard: Autoluminescent

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by mild, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. mild

    mild Member

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    Just saw this last night: an incredibly open, often brutal review of Rowland's life pre/during Birthday Party and beyond, with interviews from... well, pretty much everyone from that time. What an amazing guitarist, what an amazing songwriter. This is his eulogy... it's really great to see him get his due.

    FYI: they started making this before he died, so he appears throughout. Additionally - if anyone has opened this thread and isn't familiar with his final album "Pop Crimes" then you need to stop what you are doing now and go pick it up immediately - it is essential, and will prove timeless. This guy was a guitarist's guitarist, a true innovator - just seeing Thurston Moore being in awe of him tells you all you need to know.



    RIP Rowland Howard.
     
  2. jgyn

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    Might be my favorite 80s and further guitarist.
     
  3. jerrycampbell

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    All I know of him is Birthday Party, and that version of Some Velvet Morning, with Lydia Lunch. Looks cool, thanks!
     
  4. RanaldoNecro

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    Still waiting to see this in some streaming capacity.
     
  5. falconerpdx

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    Rowland had his own amazing guitar-playing style. Thanks.
     

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