Hi. As most of you have no doubt already heard, Robert Quine,
guitarist extraordinaire for the Vodoids, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, John Zorn,
Material, Brian Eno and oh so many more, has died. This man recorded some
incredible music, intense, original, beautiful. And although I;m not sure how
much he utilized looping techniques, his music was certainly concerned with
the same essential things that most of us loopers are--
texture, repetition--, rather than the usual riffs most rock
guitarists churn out. So if you don't know his stuff seek some
of it. Try John Zorn's Big Gundown, or Lou Reed's Blue Mask, or Tom Waits'
Raindogs for starters. (Please feel free to disagree with my choices and
suggest more. The more focus on Quine the better) You'll be happy you did. And
if you do know him, then you can mourn with me...
One last thing, if anyone is interested in mounting a tribute
concert or cd, count me in of course. i think that loopers would make great
reinterpreters of Quine's stuff.
Palo Alto, CA