Thursday, October 25, 2007


What do the following have in common?

Killing Joke
Murder Inc.
Revolting Cocks

1st? They're awesome.
2nd? Paul Raven.

This is just a smattering of bands he has appeared with, produced or contributed to. He was an extremely prolific musician. I say "was" because Paul died last Saturday of an apparent heart attack. He was 46.

Raven was the bassist for several of my favorite rock/industrial bands, including a brief stint with Godflesh (my favorite). He had stepped in after Benny Green left. However, Justin had a meltdown and disbanded GF before they could tour and record.

Paul's death is a sad loss for anyone who loves the hard stuff.

R.I.P. Raven

Swan songs:

Royksopp - Melody AM
(cheery poppy bouncy)

Radiohead - In Rainbows
(stepping back towards the rock)

Roots Radics - Scientist & Jammy Strike Back
(dub is the teacher)

Superjoint Ritual - Lethal Dose Of American Hatred
(pulling out your eye and showing it to you)

Enduser - From Zero
(a bulldozer driving 200 miles an hour)


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