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john mcgeoch is on the left. he was the best guitarist siouxsie & the banshees ever had.

R.I.P John McGeoch, 1955-2004.


It seems impossible, but, but...

I learned it from a reputable source.

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silentshout
Mar. 9th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
noooo!!

he was my favourite banshees guitarists. :(

if only, if only...
scythrop
Mar. 9th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
Absolutely the best, and my favorite as well. He was so central to shaping their sound and elevating their music artistically.

This is, for me, what losing a Beatle must be like for "a whole generation" of baby boomers. That may sound melodramatic but it's true. I mean, I was certainly upset when George (my favorite) died, but ... oh, I'm not going to bother justifying my feelings. Terrible, terrible.
silentshout
Mar. 9th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC)
our heros are leaving us...

i was crushed to pieces when joe strummer passed away. and it's so shocking when it happens. both he and john were still relatively young men, for instance.

he made one of the greatest contributions to the banshees. the next tour should be dedicated to him.
scythrop
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
Right. It is so sad. I remember when Joey Ramone died, I was upset less because I was a huge Ramones fan (since I'm not) but more because, you know, HEY, that's MY heroes' generation! Take David Crosby first! I got a whole LIST for ya!

Joe Strummer hit me like a ton of bricks too.
rroseselavyoui
Mar. 9th, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ouch
scythrop
Mar. 9th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
justinsomething
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
oh god. the 2000s haven't been a good year for just about anyone.


sucks.
scythrop
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
There's a big void, that's for sure. This past year in particular.
mordicai
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
its weird i guess that kurt killed himself while i was still young.
scythrop
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
You mean, because you were not yet emotionally invested in the music?

Kurt was another one that got to me. I liked Nirvana a lot, and although I didn't consider myself part of their core audience, I did buy their records & I thought they were one of the best bands happening in the states at the time. I think his death was most upsetting because, unlike most of my '80s rock heroes, he seemed like a regular guy, someone you'd know. He was very human.
pippirrip
Mar. 9th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
i had a friend who took a leap off a one story building when cobain died. broke both her arms. i find it funny in retrospect. i don't understand that mentality.
scythrop
Mar. 9th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
I don't either. How dramatic though! It probably bought her a fair number of goth points or whatever.
mordicai
Mar. 9th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
well, to be honest, i can't ever claim emotional investment in a singer. but what i more meant was; kurt cobain was the big death of my rock genre, & i was a wee little m when that happened. i mean; cash died, & i like him a whole lot.

i guess when frank black dies, then i'll have some perspective.
or john & john of tmbg.
fashmagslag
Mar. 9th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
kind words.

shattered... + i think anyone but you might find that a touch dramatic; i've always had to explain/defend the amount of energy i've spent on magazine. thanks for posting this.
bird
Mar. 9th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
uggg... no.

this is horrible. he was brilliant, my favourite of their guitarists too. this taking into account that Robert was in the band momentarily, so you know i am really saying something to be that realistic about it.

poor John...
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