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Trevor Bolder R.I.P. The Bass is a little quieter tonight….

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I never met Trevor, though it was close-run thing. We were sharing the bill at a festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia in 2010, he with Uriah Heep, me with BC Sweet. We were appearing on different days and as luck would have it, we were scheduled to fly from Sarajevo to another show in Germany before they arrived.  I know Pete, their ex-lead singer, and I was eager to meet the band – one of the stalwarts of British Rock. A band that defy the odds, particularly around that time, when they released the superb ‘Wake The Sleeper’ album.  According to Andy Warhol,  everyone gets their ’15 minutes of fame’, but it’s a testament to the esteem in which he was held that he got ’30 minutes’- not only a lynchpin of Uriah Heep for many years, but also one of the iconic Spiders from Mars that contributed so much to Bowie’s (in my opinion) most classic albums “Hunky Dory”, “Ziggy Stardust” and “Aladdin Sane”. Those three albums were a huge part of the musical backdrop to my youth. 62 is far too young. Another musical hero gone, and the bass is just that little bit quieter tonight.

R.I.P. Trevor

Kev Moore

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May 22, 2013 - Posted by | Metal, Music, Recording, Rock, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Yeah, a very sad loss, too young…it was all part of my youthful soundtrack, too, as amid all the bombastic excitement of Zep, King Crimson, Yes, VDGG and other rock/prog stuff I consumed voraciously, spaceman Bowie and his great band and multiple personas charged automatically into my record collection upon release as well!

    Like Manzarek and The Doors, there is plenty of timeless, superb music in the legacy by which to remember Trevor and the Spiders, and the LPs you mentioned, Kev, are beacons to the best rock music has ever produced. Hang on to yourself, hang on to the memories! RIP Trevor Bolder.

    Comment by Paul Mortimer | May 22, 2013

  2. Seems like too many leaving us at the moment, Paul.

    Comment by kevmoore | May 22, 2013

  3. Gee whiz. Very young indeed, Kev. A solid loss to our world of Rock ‘N Roll. May Tevor Bolder rest in peace and God bless him.

    Comment by Metal Odyssey | May 22, 2013

  4. \m/\m/ Amen to that, Stone

    Comment by kevmoore | May 22, 2013


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