Terry del Fuego
2018-08-24 23:10:28 UTC
I don't imagine all that many people will know who this guy was. He's
obscure enough that even though I'm a casual fan I had no idea that
he's been dead for more than four years. If the Google Groups search
function is working properly, he's never been mentioned here.
30+ years ago I went to an Iggy Pop show in a small club and Nash the
Slash, whom I'd previously only "known" as a random name buried in the
final fade-out of Iggy's "Eggs on Plate", opened. I had absolutely no
idea what to expect but wound up gettting a guy completely wrapped in
bandages on stage alone singing and playing an electrified violin
accompanied by a backing tape. It was weird and loud and interesting
and fun but, musically speaking, not as Out There as one might expect
from the description.
This morning I was digitizing one his 12" singles and got curious
about what he's up to these days. Turns out, not much.
More than I ever knew about him is in the Wikipedia article linked
above. It came as a surprise to me that he was a founding member of
FM, a band whose name I certainly remember from the 1970s but whose
music is not stuck in my head. Maybe it's time to track some down.