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RIP Hugh Hopper
June 11, 2009 8:39 AM   Subscribe

RIP Hugh Hopper.

A sampling of his work, and some audio samples from his record label.

You might also enjoy this introduction to the Canterbury Scene (loads of awesome vinyl cover art), an exhaustive Canterbury resource, as well as some streaming Canterbury radio.
posted by jbickers (18 comments total)

 
Man is a soft machine, after all.

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posted by orme at 8:43 AM on June 11, 2009


I just discovered his music through a particularly great old Solid Steel show. RIP.
posted by ghastlyfop at 8:44 AM on June 11, 2009



posted by Smart Dalek at 8:48 AM on June 11, 2009


> " He married his partner Christine on 5 June 2009 and died of leukaemia on 7 June."

Ow. A sad end for a talented musician with a long, varied career.
posted by ardgedee at 9:03 AM on June 11, 2009


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posted by anazgnos at 9:12 AM on June 11, 2009



posted by roll truck roll at 9:12 AM on June 11, 2009


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posted by interrobang at 9:41 AM on June 11, 2009


Oh man.....

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posted by Dr-Baa at 9:51 AM on June 11, 2009


Here's another discography for Hugh, including links to his other projects, but I think it's incomplete (as compared to the solo album list from Wikipedia).

And here's a link to "Vintage Solid Steel: ‘Now, Listen’ Tour Retrospective" tracklist, with Bonobo's mix that includes Hugh Hopper - The Lonley Sea and the Sky (on Compendium records).
posted by filthy light thief at 9:52 AM on June 11, 2009


Methinks we need an ObitFilter.

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posted by LSK at 9:57 AM on June 11, 2009


.. or specifically an ObitFilter for obscure musicians..
posted by MuffinMan at 10:08 AM on June 11, 2009


R.I.P. Hugh. Canterbury music can be a blast, especially when it didn't take itself too seriously. I preferred Caravan and National Health over Soft Machine but I'll definitely be spinning "Third" this afternoon.
posted by Ber at 11:01 AM on June 11, 2009


oh, lord. from the wiki link:

He married his partner Christine on 5 June 2009 and died of leukaemia on 7 June.

man. man oh man.

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posted by msconduct at 11:19 AM on June 11, 2009


That's the one, filthy light thief. Gorgeous song.
posted by ghastlyfop at 11:35 AM on June 11, 2009


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R.I.P. Hugh. His signature fuzzed bass flew its highest on Soft Machine 1, 2 and Third. Brilliant musician
posted by porn in the woods at 4:29 PM on June 11, 2009


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posted by Wolof at 1:58 AM on June 12, 2009


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posted by omnidrew at 7:29 AM on June 12, 2009


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posted by klausness at 4:44 PM on June 12, 2009


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