Rowland S. Howard

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Rowland S. Howard

Post by blacktiger » Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:05 pm

There's a lot of appreciation floating around in here, but no self-respecting offset forum is complete without a thread dedicated to the almighty RSH.

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Whether you love him solo, with the Birthday Party, Crime & the City Solution, These Immortal Souls or even the Young Charlatans, let's give the man the props he deserves.
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Post by mezcalhead » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:40 am

Good stuff!

In the late 90s I got talking to a couple of guys who knew him .. apparently he's got a huge back catalogue of excellent songs that he's never really bothered to do anything with. They were saying if he had the motivation to push himself forward he'd be really well known .. not that there's anything wrong with remaining slightly obscure, but it would be nice to hear at least some of that material.
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by Darcy-Noir » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:47 pm

I LOVE ROWLAND S. HOWARD!
COME UP OUT DA WATER LIKE A BABY DOLPHIN
ALWAYS SEE ME GLISTENING LIKE I'M OUT DA WATER OFTEN

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Post by BlixaFan » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:08 pm

i love him so much too!

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Post by renton » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:14 am

mezcalhead wrote:Good stuff!

In the late 90s I got talking to a couple of guys who knew him .. apparently he's got a huge back catalogue of excellent songs that he's never really bothered to do anything with. They were saying if he had the motivation to push himself forward he'd be really well known .. not that there's anything wrong with remaining slightly obscure, but it would be nice to hear at least some of that material.

would really like to hear some of it! really a shame that he passed away :(

there's a documentary comming out about him up untill his death called autoluminesent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onay3kOadoI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
looks really good (and sad).

i used to do a cover of autoluminescent with my old band. both of the solo albums are really amazing. also the some velvet morning cover with lydia lunch is still one of my favs

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by gremlin03 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:51 pm

I saw him a few times at one of my Locals in St Kilda, was a real shock when he passed on, was one of those people you expected to always be around in some form

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by PJazzmaster » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:52 am

btw ...Autoluminescent trailer only up since a few weeks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXKE4bcs ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Brock the Mod » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:15 am

http://youtu.be/cNZiArDkeo0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :-*

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by del » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:44 am

PJazzmaster wrote:btw ...Autoluminescent trailer only up since a few weeks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXKE4bcs ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here's the extended six minute trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onay3kOa ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by teensupertiger » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:32 am

big fan of him!!!!

can't wait to see this doc, i hope it'll be available in Europe.

he used the same guitar during 30 years! fidelity!
do you know whats his pedals? i know he had a blue box, what else?

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by blacktiger » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:14 pm

His basic set-up was Jag > MXR Distortion+ > MXR Blue Box > Twin Reverb. I've read that he also used a Little Big Muff and a Roland Space Echo at various points as well.
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by andy_tchp » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:59 pm

I really hope that film gets released - the 'trailer' for it has been floating around for months and months (possibly years?), but I've not heard anything further about a proper release (I suspect there may be $$$ issues :( )
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by andy_tchp » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:02 pm

:)

http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/autoluminescent/
Autoluminescent
Director: Lynn-Maree Milburn , Richard Lowenstein
Rating: CTC
Release Date: 27 October, 2011
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by zenarcade » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:07 pm

I love These Immortal Souls. They were so underrated. You can't even find their cds on amazon. Hope they reissue them soon.

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by blacktiger » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:17 pm

andy_tchp wrote:I really hope that film gets released - the 'trailer' for it has been floating around for months and months (possibly years?), but I've not heard anything further about a proper release (I suspect there may be $$$ issues :( )
It's supposedly coming out this month in Australia. There's also an RSH anthology on the way from Liberation.
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