Tom Rapp, RIP

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by CaseyJames, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. CaseyJames

    CaseyJames Active Member Thread Starter

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    Just getting word that the great Tom Rapp has moved onto the next plane of existence.

    Sad, though unsurprising, news.

    Rest easy, my man.
     
  2. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 Forum Resident

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    Bummer, love The Use of Ashes
     
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  3. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Yes, heard about this earlier today. Shame, love PBS, RIP Tom.
     
  4. carville

    carville Active Member

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    Avon, CT, USA
    What a shame. Rest in Peace Tom Rapp.
    Was he ill?
     
  5. Had he been ill for a while, or something?
     
  6. StevenTounsand

    StevenTounsand Member

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    Thanks for the head’s up Turk... I’ll be cueing up “Beautiful Lies” this evening in honor of the man. RIP
     
  7. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Terrible news, I'm a long time fan of Rapp's work...he was a unique talent. This was the song that really got me into Pearls Before Swine, "Morning Song"...I always considered it a brooding masterpiece!

     
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  8. puffyrock2

    puffyrock2 Forum Resident

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    One of the most underrated and overlooked singer-songwriters of his generation. I connected with his work immediately upon first hearing Pears Before Swine. Sad news.
     
  9. keyXVII

    keyXVII Active Member

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    Iowa City IA
    RIP, Tom...
     
  10. dormouse

    dormouse Well-Known Member

    Was introduced to him some time ago and really enjoyed both his Pearls Before Swine and solo material. It has been a while since I gave them a spin. Time to reacquaint. Thanks for the music Tom RIP.
     
  11. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

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    He had been ill with pelvic cancer - the October 2017 issue of Shindig! magazine (#72) featured a PBS article, with an interview with Tom. So sad. I was going to play These Things Too this evening before I heard the news. I don't think I can now.

    RIP Tom.
     
  12. MarcS

    MarcS Well-Known Member

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    Oradell NJ
    Sad news; I had a chat with him at Terrastock in 2006, great guy.
     
  13. giantleech

    giantleech Forum Resident

    I rank the band's two ESP Disk titles in the top tier of underground psychedelic/folk rock albums. A couple masterpieces, in my estimation.

    Sad to hear that the man is now gone.
     
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  15. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Forum Resident

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    RIP. I just played the first PBS LP a few days ago.
     
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  17. Reader

    Reader Forum Resident

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    Sad news. Been listening to his music the past couple weeks.
     
  18. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident

    Where did you hear/ see this? I'm finding nothing online.
     
  19. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    favorite of mine too
     
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  20. CaseyJames

    CaseyJames Active Member Thread Starter

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    Damon Krukowski reported it on Twitter.
     
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  21. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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  22. crozcat

    crozcat Forum Resident

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    Sad.
    R.I.P.
     
  23. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Very sad news.
     
  24. ad180

    ad180 Forum Resident

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  25. Ken Viola

    Ken Viola Member

    The Great Tom Rapp, Beautiful Music, Psychedelic Pioneer, Incredible Songwriter. Loved the Concert at CBGB's around his Last Recording A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR. May He Rest In Peace!
     
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