Rest In Peace Roland S. Howard

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Roland S. Howard, the shimmering guitar powerhouse of The Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls and Crime and the City Solution has left us, aged 50. I’ve heard many people speak of that one album that at first listen utterly mystified them, but they then came back to and were utterly obsessed with. That record for me was the Birthday Party’s 1981 LP Prayers on Fire. It still stands today as a devastating sonic assault.

News report from Australia’s Herald Sun

Roland S. Howard Wikipedia Entry

Interview with Roland S. Howard from October, 2009 on Mess + Noise