Mark Linkous R.I.P.

March 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm (Uncategorized)

I read today with sadness that Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse committed suicide on March 6, 2010. He was 47 years old.

I saw the band open for Son Volt at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto in the mid 90s. Great show. Bought their first album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot a little while after: Whispered vocals, haunting country flavoured songs, occasional rockers. Great album.

Hadn’t listened to it in years, but I felt a need to dig out the album today. Still good.

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