RIP Shawn Smith

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Jumper K
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RIP Shawn Smith

Postby Jumper K » 07 Apr 2019, 08:43

I wanted to mark the passing of a personal hero and amazing human being. 53 is no age and I truly believe that there was so much more to come from him. I had the pleasure of meeting him on occasion and he was, gentle, engaging and always interested in what his fans had to say and in sharing his experience with us.
I urge you to check out his work if you are not familiar. From Brad to Pigeonhed, Satchel, multiple collaborations and the stellar solo albums, his legacy will live on.

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Pool Hall Richard
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Re: RIP Shawn Smith

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 07 Apr 2019, 19:37

Very sad to hear this.

I've had Brad's Shame since the mid-90's, loved 20th Century and bought a second hand copy on the strength of that, a superb album that I've played many times yet I never really though to seek out his other work. I should rectify this. Any recommendations?

This from the Shame album is superb.


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Jumper K
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Re: RIP Shawn Smith

Postby Jumper K » 07 Apr 2019, 21:13

His first solo album Let It All Begin is a thing of beauty. Shield of Thorns and The Diamond Hand are pretty much perfect. I’m a big fan of The Full Sentence by Pigeonhed and EDC by Satchel. You must get Brad’s Interiors but United We Stand is not very good IMO. There is a lot of stuff on Bandcamp if it’s still available.

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Re: RIP Shawn Smith

Postby backwards7 » 07 Apr 2019, 22:41



I first ran into Pigeonhed on the Sub Pop records sampler 'Lutz R. Mastmeyer : Sub Pop employee of the month'. I bought their first album in Tower Records, Piccadilly and I remember it costing me a lot of money - like £17 or something ridiculous.

I was more a fan of Shawn's voice than his material if that makes sense. I have the two pidgeonhed albums and Let it All Begin; there's something about the production or the mixing on those records that prevents me from outright loving them.

None-the-less he was a great vocal talent.