07-06-04, 10:57 AM
Great and underrated guitarist, with Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Blue Mask-era Lou Reed, Brian Eno, John Zorn, and hundreds of other people, has died, apparently suicide. Very sad, he was a magnificent angular guitarist (check his album with Fred Maher, Basic), and, almost as important, recorded virtually every US performance of the Velvet Underground post-Cale (some of which were released a couple of years ago by Polydor, as The Velvet Underground Bootleg Series Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes). Always happier to appear on other people's records than front his own, so probably never got the recognition he deserved. I'll be spinning The Voidoid's Blank Generation album in memory of him.