Saturday, May 1, 2010

Will Owsley - We'll Miss You

I'm really having a hard time with the news that Will Owsley died today. Though I only caught his performance once, Owsley exemplified the kind of powerful tuneful music that Power Pop can be. He only released two official albums, but the quality of Owsley's music was of such a high order it will influence others in the space for years to come.

Will, we are going to miss you.



KingSizeMong said...

Just got the heads up on this from a comment on my blog. When I logged in to moderate the comment I saw you had already posted about it.

Damn shame, The Semantics album and his 2 solo disks are some of the great unknown works that more people should have the chance to enjoy.

A real loss.

powerpopsquare said...

It's so sad. He was a great musician. RIP Will.

The Walking Dead Man (TWDM) said...

Thanks for the compilation above for the rarer tracks of Will Owsley - I was only aware of him peripherally and I am sorry to have to admit that.

PowerPopeople said...

I just saw a video for Coming Up Roses on his facebook page. It is Great! If you know this song, you have to go see this video.