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RIP D. Boon

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by daveIT, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. daveIT

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    Died this day in 1985.



    Ripping it up on a Tele Deluxe. Enjoy.
     
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    The only punk who could cover Van Halen AND ccr and not only get away with it, but totally own it. Legend.
     
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    ALL TREBLE!

    Tele custom
     
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    BRUTAL!
     
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    I love this show so much.
     
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    Regardless of the gear he used, Boon always sounded like Boon. His tone was unique—even unusual—and not something most guitarists aspire to. “D. Boon would play all treble,” Watt says. “He would turn down all the tone knobs except for the treble, which would go all the way to the top. It was a total cheese-slicer sound.”

    “Thank God I was behind that amp,” drummer Hurley recalls. “He used a Fender Twin Reverb with the treble turned mercilessly high. I remember seeing a few unsuspecting people jump up and run.”

    J Mascis, no wallflower when it comes to volume, adds, “It was definitely the most ear-damaging show I ever went to. I stood in front. He had the treble all the way up with bass rolled all the way down. It shredded my ears more than any other gig I ever went to.”

    From Premier Guitar Article
     
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    Boon. RIP.
     
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    Boon and Hurley slept in my house just a few weeks before the accident. Watt slept in the van with the gear... and his girlfriend, Kira. They were on tour with REM, but still bumming overnights with friends and fans. I'd met Boon a couple years earlier at a gig we played together in LA, so I was a bit of both. It was quite a shock when the news came in. Just damn.
     
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    Super brutal.

    ............And I love J Mascis.
     
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    Did he say "thanks James Blood Ulmer for having us"???

    Seems like an odd pairing if so.
     
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    That's a great show, thanks for posting!
     
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    thats a great story and memory!
     
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    Couple fun tunes.

    Minutemen - Sell Or Be Sold


    Minutemen - What Is It?
     
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    Great performance rip
     
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    I saw them open for R.E.M. on December 10, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio. Some of my friends were more excited to see the Minutemen than R.E.M.
     
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