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Author Topic: Gerard Smith Passes  (Read 2984 times)

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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #1 on: 20 Apr 2011, 17:08 »

i'm glad i have no idea who this band is so i can still laugh at the irony of dying of lung cancer on 4/20 without making myself feel too bad

sucks though
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #2 on: 20 Apr 2011, 17:19 »

TV on the Radio are a pretty huge band, dude
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #3 on: 20 Apr 2011, 17:20 »

why can't we have a thread about someone dying without someone talking about how they don't know or care. i mean

why
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #4 on: 20 Apr 2011, 17:53 »

i'm glad i have no idea who this band is so i can still laugh at the irony of dying of lung cancer on 4/20 without making myself feel too bad

sucks though

thanks for posting!
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #5 on: 20 Apr 2011, 17:53 »

besides being an amazing bassist, like, 34 was way too young. wayyyyyy too young.
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #6 on: 20 Apr 2011, 18:13 »

why can't we have a thread about someone dying without someone talking about how they don't know or care. i mean

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We can they just have to be from a hardcore band or something

Anyhow I liked TVotR's bass parts quite a bit from Cookie Mountain on. So sudden, too. Reminds me of when Trish Keenan got sick and then just died. The band made it sound like Smith's prognosis was optimistic. Hope he was able to get his affairs in order and it wasn't unexpected. Shit sucks.
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #7 on: 20 Apr 2011, 19:08 »

Nine Types Of Light is as good a swan song as any.
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #8 on: 21 Apr 2011, 02:17 »

Yeah, it's a pretty fantastic album.
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #9 on: 21 Apr 2011, 06:36 »

Wasn't a huge TVotR fan, but man, fuck cancer.
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #10 on: 21 Apr 2011, 12:24 »

Fuck I didn't even know he was sick this came out of nowhere for me, especially after seeing him look so vibrant and alive in concert a little while ago

R.I.P. Gerard Smith. Gonna listen to TVotR tracks with sick basslines today
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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #11 on: 21 Apr 2011, 16:42 »

From what I know of press discussions of people in TVOTR, Gerard Smith kinda got the short end of the stick, perhaps largely because David Sitek and Tunde Adebimpe just happen to be more vocal or willing to speak to the press. But this dude constantly turned out great things as a part of a great band.  This is really sad.

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Re: Gerard Smith Passes
« Reply #12 on: 25 Apr 2011, 04:07 »

Listening to Nine types of Light for the first time, I hope this band continues...30s is shitty. Any age is shitty, but c'mon.

Fantastic musicians dropping off the face of the fucking planet and we cant even blame drugs like you could in the 70s.
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