Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Faust's Uwe Nettelbeck Dies




I didn't know anything about it until I saw this report on Pitchfork today, but apparently Uwe Nettelbeck, Faust's founder, died almost a week ago of presently unknown causes. I hadn't really discovered Faust for myself until about two years ago, but I've grown to enjoy and respect their music quite a bit since that time. And although I can't say I listen to them nearly as much as some of their peers (Can, Neu!, etc), they were certainly one of the rawest and most exciting bands of the Krautrock era, and its safe to say that Faust will continue to be remembered as one of most important bands of that time and place.

One of my favorite Faust songs:

"Its a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl" LINK

27 Comments:

Blogger mikeyrud said...

That sucks. I love Faust. Especially Faust IV.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

In High School when I did acid for the only time, we made a mix cd thinking it would be "super groovy," or something dumb like that. It was the Faust record with the hand on the cover, with Nine Inch Nails and Tool songs in between each song. Thank you Faust for being the soundtrack to one of the scariest nights of my life! You were a good band!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome the new hip "influence" ... again

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah everytime someone dies we have to say their our new "influence" makes me sick. Just like anon 3:26 sick like him. yeah...

3:37 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

do you really think its that simple? I know music media people like to be that way, but bands too?

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, love faust. sucks
didn't know about this.
love almost all their stuff.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

same for brent liles of social distortion. hit by a truck.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous wanz said...

Aw, man. I have to say that Uwe was one of biggest influences. In Junior High, when we got Sodium Asstrate back together, we took a huge page from their playbook, and kids at my school were like, "This shit sucks" but we knew better. Of course, everybody knows that Uwe got all his moves from Grant Jarkens, Uwe's dentist. They jammed once and there's a great book about... Nah, fuck that. You guys'll just make fun of me if I continue. I won't let it bother me because I'm doing great! I'm doing great! I'm doing Great! I'm doing Great! I'm doing great! Anyways, catch us this weekend at Secret headquarters and then at the Lost Generation where I will be bumping straight Faust all night, since I know them VERY well! And I invented Denton! And music! and i'm doing great!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're doing great! So are we! Apples!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous wanzed over said...

Also, don't try to bring me down. I don't care about this crap so much that I can tell you exactly how long it's been since I posted something Wanzy!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous farah said...

Quit bringing up apples!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

This is a bigger loss than you'd think because Faust had resumed being a performing and recording entity for almost the last 10 years after getting back together.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Wnz said...

The above comments are not mine. I am a huge Faust fan as well.sorry. Especially Faust IV. I did not invent Denton. Tony Primavera invented Denton. Everybody Knows that.Hmmmmm!!!
I am just poseur.
Everybody Knows that as well. So keep putting my name out there.

Of course I care about having ADD fits on public forums. It's a habit I have kind of tried to kick. Make music. Have fun. Live life. I totally pay attention to the young schmucks and jaded/bitter old farts that smart off on here. It makes the work day go by faster and once in a blue moon someone actually says something intelligent.

There is nothing hip about Faust. Faust is a band for music geeks. The hip people listen hip music(i.e. music that ).

thanks again for making an insignificant artist as myself a topic of conversation when cool musicians die.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate you so much.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faust is great. You people suck. Go listen to your crap and get off it.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Farah said...

I didn't write that comment about the apples, you people are making me feel so sick and tired I'm thinking of giving the internet up. I don't feel good.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous oveo said...

shit farah, chill out!

btw, we are playing with you at rgrs in feb. so this is our informal electronic introduction.

and pleased to meet you.

I hope you all have a wonderful day

and I thought John Denton invented denton, I mean, it is his namesake.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yellow joes come out of your mind

10:25 PM  
Anonymous farah said...

I was gonna back out of the show but since you are so nice I wont Im scared

11:50 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Will everyone quit picking on him, he was playing music before you were shitting in the toilet without your mommy wiping your ass.

11:51 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

just remember, while it seems like Wanz is being attacked by anons all over the place on here, its probably just 1-3 people that obviously have a bone to pick with the guy.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous T said...

I remember geting turned on to Faust in Wannabe Manor taking hits off a Dr. Pepper bong!
Tony was in the adjacent room I believe.
I haven't heard a whole lot of their newer stuff from the reformed group, but that tack they did with Dalek was cool.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous farah said...

im not playing a show with oveo at rubber gloves

9:49 PM  
Anonymous farah said...

I changed my mind I am playing that show

1:04 AM  
Anonymous T said...

Correction - McCormick Vodka bottle bong

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how come dallas is not called dover? i mean, wanz(supercoolone)was here jammin' w/the locals when whitey pulled up, shot the locals(not j.r.) and sent wanz out to what was to become denton, no?!

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo! ;)
hey... what brainsick newz!
what do U suppose about it?

9:15 PM  

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