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A thread I've been waiting to open for quite a while, and now with the growing concern over Mark E. Smith, David Thomas cancelling shows, the steady rate of demise in these particular sub geners (in which I include Coldwave, Post/Dance-Punk, Gothic Rock, No Wave, Industrial, etc.) and the altogether senescence (adding to a sometimes unhealty life habits) of some household names - the necessity is growing. 

 

Major Figures

Jet Black b. 26 August 1938

Andy Summers b. 31 December 1942

Martin Rev b. December 18, 1947

Glenn Branca b. October 6, 1948

John Cooper Clarke b. 25 January 1949

Jerry Harrison b. February 21, 1949

Tom Verlaine b. December 13, 1949

Genesis P-Orridge b. 22 February 1950

Chris Frantz b. May 8, 1951

Richard Lloyd b. October 25, 1951

David Byrne b. 14 May 1952

James Chance b. April 20, 1953

Robin Crutchfield b. 8 September 1952

Kim Gordon b. April 28, 1953

Arto Lindsay b. May 28, 1953

David Thomas b. June 14, 1953

Helios Creed b. November 3, 1953

Andy Partridge b. 11 November 1953

Michael Gira b. February 19, 1954

Colin Moulding b. 17 August 1955

Andy Gill b. 1 January 1956

Bernard Sumner b. 4 January 1956 

Lee Ranaldo b. February 3, 1956
Peter Hook b. 13 February 1956

Richard Kirk b. 21 March 1956

Siouxsie Sioux b. 27 May 1957

Marc Almond b. 9 July 1957

Nick Cave b. 22 September 1957
Stephen Morris b. 28 October 1957

Will Sergeant b. 12 April 1958

Thurston Moore b. July 25, 1958

Mick Harvey b. 29 August 1958

Al Jourgensen b. October 9, 1958

Blixa Bargeld b. 12 January 1959

Lydia Lunch b. June 2, 1959

Robert Smith b. 21 April 1959

Ian McCulloch b. 5 May 1959

Andrew Eldritch b. 15 May 1959

and many more...
 

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I did say earlier this year that I had a feeling that a major new wave will be very ill before the end of the year. I think Mark E Smith and David Thomas confirms my feelings to be correct this time around...

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Notable omissions...

 

 

 

Andy Summers, 75 on NYE.

 

Shane McGowan 60 on Xmas day, and fucked.

 

 

And obviously Jet Black, 80 next year, and fucked.

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Patti Smith might be considered a notable omission too. Good idea on starting this thread.

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I note notable new wave/post punk bands that aren't mentioned at all and are more notable than some of these artists includes XTC, DEVO, and Echo and The Bunnymen. Oh and Brian Eno definitely deserves a shout as well...

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Gary Numan - but he already has his own thread.

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, but he's far too stable today.

Al Jourgensen?

Andrew Eldritch? (Dark Wave)

Marc Almond?

Mark Hollis?

 

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And sadly I forgot about deathlisty german name Blixa Bargeld.

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The Alarms Mike Peters still has ongoing cancer concerns, and SLFs Henry Cluney wasn't that well a year or so back.

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John Cooper Clarke, 69 in January.

 

Still performing, but has this big "won't see 75" sign over his head.

 

*and he'll see Michael Caine again and again...in Hell.

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Nick Cave for sure.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

Gary Numan - but he already has his own thread.

He doesn't have his own thread, from what I've seen. He has been mentioned, in other threads, though.

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4 hours ago, charon said:

Notable omissions...

 

 

 

Andy Summers, 75 on NYE.

 

Shane McGowan 60 on Xmas day, and fucked.

 

 

And obviously Jet Black, 80 next year, and fucked.

 

3 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Gary Numan - but he already has his own thread.

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, but he's far too stable today.

Al Jourgensen?

Andrew Eldritch? (Dark Wave)

Marc Almond?

Mark Hollis?

 

 

3 hours ago, gcreptile said:

And sadly I forgot about deathlisty german name Blixa Bargeld.

 

2 hours ago, charon said:

John Cooper Clarke, 69 in January.

 

Still performing, but has this big "won't see 75" sign over his head.

 

*and he'll see Michael Caine again and again...in Hell.

 

2 hours ago, Book said:

Nick Cave for sure.

4 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

I note notable new wave/post punk bands that aren't mentioned at all and are more notable than some of these artists includes XTC, DEVO, and Echo and The Bunnymen. Oh and Brian Eno definitely deserves a shout as well...

Some of you suggestions were added.

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Would you include Blondie in this grouping? Yesterday my daughter was watching an old episode of Ru Paul's Drag Race where Debbie Harry and Chris Stein were guest judges. Debbie looked great but didn't seem entirely sure what was going on but Chris Stein looked like shit but was very sharp.

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Stein was always ill. Always.

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The surviving members of Throbbing Gristle, especially Genesis P-Orridge.

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Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads

Gillian Gilbert of New Order

Maybe Lene Lovich? 

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7 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

The surviving members of Throbbing Gristle, especially Genesis P-Orridge.

 

Ah, that's who that is!

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Thurston Moore is about to go on tour again next year. 

 

Henry Cluney played at a fringe festival here in Minnesota last year. 

 

Kim Gordon's cancer is in remission, although she went through a lot during her treatment.

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On 03/12/2017 at 18:44, gcreptile said:

The surviving members of Throbbing Gristle, especially Genesis P-Orridge.

 

And Genesis was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia in October too so would be a good pick depending on how advanced it is.

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I’m getting more and more convinced that, minus the marriage part, this will turn into a similar story to John Wetton. Though I’m still not sure if I’ll pick him on my main 20 next year, especially since we don’t know what the health issues are yet. They do sound at least somewhat severe however...

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The U.K Subs founder and lead singer Charlie Harper is still going strong.

Just saw him on local ITV Anglia News, who are doing a big feature on Punk this week,  gigging in Cambridge.

73 years old and looking like he can do another 20 no bother.

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1 hour ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

The U.K Subs founder and lead singer Charlie Harper is still going strong.

Just saw him on local ITV Anglia News, who are doing a big feature on Punk this week,  gigging in Cambridge.

73 years old and looking like he can do another 20 no bother.

 

 

Outed as a Saville when I was a boy....

 

 

http://www.the-gonads.co.uk/blogapril2012.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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