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R.I.P Biscuit
August 19, 2005 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Randy "Biscuit" Turner, singer for the legendary punk-funk/skate-punk band Big Boys died yesterday.
posted by bluno (12 comments total)

 
They did "Sound on Sound," right?

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posted by drezdn at 8:12 AM on August 19, 2005


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"Which way to go" is one of my fave all-time songs. And the art in that first link is great. I never knew. Thanks, bluno.
posted by mediareport at 8:22 AM on August 19, 2005


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posted by badger_flammable at 9:06 AM on August 19, 2005


This is really very sad news.

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posted by item at 9:22 AM on August 19, 2005


I had the pleasure of playing in a band that opened on several occasions for one of (Big Boys guitarist) Tim Kerr's later projects, Bad Mutha Goose. If Kerr's onstage energy and talent were any indication, I can only imagine what a Big Boys show must have been like.

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posted by wheat at 9:43 AM on August 19, 2005


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posted by jbelshaw at 10:12 AM on August 19, 2005


I was just looking through "Fat Elvis/Skinny Elvis" today to see if there were any good meat songs. What sad news.
posted by sohcahtoa at 10:51 AM on August 19, 2005


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posted by Smart Dalek at 12:14 PM on August 19, 2005


Always was partial to "frat cars."
With The Dicks and MDC, the best thing about texas.
Also some of the best of punk.
posted by Corpus Callosum at 2:35 PM on August 19, 2005


For some reason, I had a sudden urge to hear the Big Boys' version of Hollywood Swingers last night, and looked for it on the 'net for a while, without luck. Hadn't thought of it in years (my cassette copy melted in a fire almost 20 years ago), and then this news wakes me up on the radio.

Austin has lost one of its finest, for sure. They were the first Punk band to play the Armadillo, & I can still remember the hullabaloo that it caused amongst the hippies thereabouts, though I didn't see the show. Those were red-letter days, and this town was just electric with excitement back then. We aging punks, ex-punks and other assorted musical misfits hereabouts owe it all to him. I know lots of folks who knew him well, and they're going to be crushed by this. A sad day.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:51 PM on August 19, 2005


the big boys were a fantastic band. I just off a radio show and did a half hour tribute to him. A sad day indeed.
posted by torregrassa at 4:29 PM on August 19, 2005


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posted by mwhybark at 6:21 PM on August 19, 2005


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