Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Roland S. Howard

I just read that former Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls, Crime and the City Solution, etc., member Roland S. Howard died today, following a battle with liver cancer. I saw Crime and the City Solution play two extremely memorable shows at Cabaret Metro (1986/1990?) -- the earlier one being a particularly significant event in my cosmology -- and I have been a fan of so much music that he has written and played on. I love his guitar playing and he was a true rock and roll character.