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RIP Pete Shelley

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 06 Dec 2018, 20:47

I'm hoping this is a hoax, but sadly there's a lot of stuff on Twitter and the likes :cry:
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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby Bent Fabric » 06 Dec 2018, 20:51

Heartbreaking, if true.

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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Dec 2018, 20:54

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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 06 Dec 2018, 20:59

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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 06 Dec 2018, 21:01

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Postby Bent Fabric » 06 Dec 2018, 21:03

One of the more striking things about the last time I saw him play (just two years back) was just how thrilled he seemed to still be doing it with Diggle - came out for the encore with a bottle of champagne, grinning so infectiously, arm around his old friend, brimming with infectious "in the moment" joy..
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Postby harvey k-tel » 06 Dec 2018, 21:06

Fucking hell. What a drag. And only 63. :(
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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby Rayge » 06 Dec 2018, 21:08

oh no way too young.
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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 06 Dec 2018, 21:09

Bent Fabric wrote:One of the more striking things about the last time I saw him play (just two years back) was just how thrilled he seemed to still be doing it with Diggle - came out for the encore with a bottle of champagne, grinning so infectiously, arm around his old friend, brimming with infectious "in the moment" joy..


Yeah, I'd heard nothing but positive reports about recent gigs - how they seemed rejuvenated, tearing through those wonderful old tunes. I was hoping to see them next year.

He had one hell of a voice and he could write one hell of a song.
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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Dec 2018, 21:09

His wikipedia entry already has his death on his bio page.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 06 Dec 2018, 21:11

SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON wrote:
He had one hell of a voice and he could write one hell of a song.


Yeah, really special songs.

I know I've said it elsewhere, but (for better or worse) those particular songs were the match that lit my own creative torch.

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Postby Lord Rother » 06 Dec 2018, 21:16

Never mind.

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Postby never/ever » 06 Dec 2018, 21:19

What a horror day... just heard Joe Joffo (Bag Of Marbles) and the Dynamite Kid died too.

As far as singles punk goes, the Buzzcocks were terrific. Shelley really made that into an art. Really sad he passed away.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 06 Dec 2018, 21:23

Oh no. This is not a good day.

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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby Qube » 06 Dec 2018, 21:25

Spent the day with him a few years ago before he moved to Estonia (my ex is/was very good friends with his wife), nice guy, sad news.

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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby Purgatory Brite » 06 Dec 2018, 21:46

Truly shocked by the news of his passing.

The Buzzcocks were one of the very few punk rock groups that made music of lasting quality.

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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby LeBaron » 06 Dec 2018, 22:12

never/ever wrote:As far as singles punk goes, the Buzzcocks were terrific. Shelley really made that into an art.


Their LPs are fucking great too!
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Re: RIP Pete Shelley

Postby Toby » 06 Dec 2018, 22:24

The only punk band I really liked. And his little synth pop era was fun too. RIP.