RIP Mark Linkous


Mark Linkous, the lone multi-instrumentalist behind the ultra-surreal Sparklehorse, killed himself yesterday.

His music always felt like his personal escape from the pain he was feeling. He struggled with drug addiction throughout his career, almost killing himself once before in 1995. His last album, Dreamt For Lightyears In The Belly Of A Mountain, almost didn’t see the light of day because of his severe problem with drugs and depression.

Good Morning Spider was an incredibly scatter shot yet incredibly brilliant record. Despite his apparent lack of direction, he never released a bad record.

The Rolling Stone report says that he was nearly finished with a new album that was to be released on Anti- Records.

Advertisements

~ by Andrew Baer on March 7, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: