RIP Tommy Keene

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RIP Tommy Keene

Post by danbind » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:03 pm

Sad--what a terrific songwriter and guitarist.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... 7bbd5a6546

Power pop genius--great melodies, although a lot of his records came off as too polished. "Songs From the Film" is terrific, and the "Real Underground" compilation is great.

I love his version of "Kill Your Sons":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW0ghMegHps
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Re: RIP Tommy Keene

Post by sears » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:25 am

:( I listened to "Songs From The Film" a LOT in the 80s
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Re: RIP Tommy Keene

Post by jakeisjake » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:50 am

sad to say i had never heard of him (surprising, too, as he's right up my musical alley).

i've really been enjoying his music today...thanks for passing it on.

peace to him and to you.
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Re: RIP Tommy Keene

Post by PJFClifford » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 pm

Tommy was my musical hero since I was 16 and first heard "Places That Are Gone" - His death was so unexpected that it took me a few days to accept that it was real. Terrible thing.

Not only was he a great player and songwriter, he was also one of the nicest people (not just artist) that I've ever met. Add that to all of the great music he put out over the years (not a single bad song, record, solo...) and you had someone who was genuinely special.

If you're looking for something to listen to, Ten Years After and Isolation Party are probably his best albums in terms of writing and playing. Not a weak song on either record --- Any place in his catalog is a good place to start, though.

Gonna miss him.

(In pretty much all of the reporting of his passing, his music has been described as "power pop" - He said once that he just thought of himself as just a rock and roll musician. I always agreed with that ---- Still do.)

RIP

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