Tom Rapp, RIP

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  1. CaseyJames

    CaseyJames Relaxed Fit Jeans Vibe Thread Starter

    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. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Bummer, love The Use of Ashes
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  3. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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

    carville Forum Resident

    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 Well-Known Member

    Austin, TX
    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

    Sacramento CA USA
    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

    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 Forum Resident

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

    dormouse Forum Resident

    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

    Lancaster UK
    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 Forum Resident

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

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    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 Chevelle Ma Belle

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

    Reader Forum Resident

    e.s.t. tenn.
    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. favorite of mine too
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  20. CaseyJames

    CaseyJames Relaxed Fit Jeans Vibe Thread Starter

    Damon Krukowski reported it on Twitter.
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  23. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Very sad news.
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  25. Ken Viola

    Ken Viola Forum Resident

    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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