Thursday, February 2, 2012

Witch Flew By

"I was looking out the window and a witch flew by, whipping her broom and she said you're gonna die..." Just got the sad news that influential modern artist Mike Kelley has passed away. He was 57, and was found dead at home yesterday, an apparent suicide caused by depression. Music fans will mainly know Kelley through his artwork for Sonic Youth's fine Dirty album, but he was also a founding member of Detroit cult artpunkband Destroy All Monsters. For further reading: a full obit from the LA Times.

Destroy All Monsters - You're Gonna Die
Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
Black Flag - Depression (live)


Holly said...

Thanks for this - folks have been so focused on Don Cornelius (with reason! Soul Train 4ever!) that Mr. Kelley's passing has been sadly under eulogized. said...

Great artist! Sad that he passed away.