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Tom Rapp has gone

Postby billy » 12 Feb 2018, 21:13

To Die Again?

RIP
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Postby C. » 12 Feb 2018, 21:38

Can't find anything online at all...
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Re: Tom Rapp has gone

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Feb 2018, 22:52

His daughter in law on Twitter seems to confirm
it https://twitter.com/kristenrapp

I quite like a bit of Pearls Before Swine every now and then, it's a shame he flew so low under the radar.
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Re: Tom Rapp has gone

Postby C. » 12 Feb 2018, 23:13

They were ace. Lots of lovely, low-key songs.

This one fucking kills me every time:



RIP Tom
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Re: Tom Rapp has gone

Postby Charlie O. » 12 Feb 2018, 23:28

I'm properly gutted by this - maybe more so than for any musician death since John Fahey's.

And mad at myself. I was going to write to him and tell him how much I loved the recent One Nation Underground reissue (and most of the rest of his work for that matter), and I knew he had cancer, but still I procrastinated (it's what I do). Bastard.

I did have a brief e-mail exchange with him back in 2000, and he was as lovely as any fan could hope. (His interviews were invariably great, too.)

Rest In Peace.
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Re: Tom Rapp has gone

Postby never/ever » 13 Feb 2018, 00:32

Man.

One of those artist I got to know through This Mortal Coil (The Jeweller). Another Time always was my favorite.

RIP.
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Postby clive gash » 13 Feb 2018, 00:52

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Re: Tom Rapp has gone

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Feb 2018, 01:42

Nice one, nev (and you too, JC).


And:





...and:


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Re: Tom Rapp has gone

Postby Muskrat » 14 Feb 2018, 04:29

Things that a fella can't forget...

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