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Funkodrom
01-11-2002, 13:00:12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,823068,00.html

Prematurely dead artists make perfect pop stars. They don't become old and unattractive, nor do they lose the musical plot. They are easier to worship because they're not around to blot their copybook with embarrassing middle-aged lapses of taste: they don't appear in cabaret or on game shows, they don't wrong-foot their fans by going techno or releasing albums of skiffle cover versions. "Dead rock stars appeal to people because their death allows something nebulous to become a story with a beginning, a middle and an end,"

Resource Consumer
01-11-2002, 13:54:44
I have booked my death for next week but I'll get the mp3s on the website over the weekend.

Funkodrom
01-11-2002, 13:57:06
Didn't you already write a song about this? :D

Scabrous Birdseed
01-11-2002, 13:57:51
Musical legends wouldn't be musical legends if they didn't die grisly deaths, usually involving plane crashes, suicide, overdoses, drinking yourself to death or, in one memorable instance, being poisoned by the boyfriend of the girl you just pulled.

protein
01-11-2002, 14:00:02
Choking on other people's vomit... bizarre gardening accidents...

Funkodrom
01-11-2002, 14:04:06
You can't dust for vomit.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-11-2002, 17:22:35
The most rock'n'roll death I've ever heard of was some 50's/60's bloke found at the bottom of a harbour with a jukebox tied to his ankle.

Foetus
01-11-2002, 17:28:55
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Musical legends wouldn't be musical legends if they didn't die grisly deaths, usually involving plane crashes, suicide, overdoses, drinking yourself to death or, in one memorable instance, being poisoned by the boyfriend of the girl you just pulled.

Or being shot by your Dad.

Scabrous Birdseed
01-11-2002, 18:29:31
That was a good one as well.

Provost Harrison
01-11-2002, 23:48:46
There is always the 'wrapping yourself around a tree' option too :D Think of how much easier it would have been if Cliff Richard had taken one of those options many years ago. No 'Mistletoe And Wine' or other such dross. One can only dream :D

Scabrous Birdseed
02-11-2002, 15:19:17
This is why bands are so popular, I reckon. You can become legendary by just breaking up instead of dying.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-11-2002, 15:25:45
But only if you do it properly, by having an on-stage punch-up.

Provost Harrison
04-11-2002, 22:42:28
Whacking each other with guitars for an added bonus of course :D