Musings on Kim Fowley and Edgar Froese

January 27, 2015 10:01 PM

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Edgar Froese founder of Tangerine Dream, and Kim Fowley, the music producer/songwriter/professional creep, both died this week. They both had long-lasting careers on the edges of rock n' roll. These two artists couldn't be any more different, yet each had enormously prolific outputs that have influenced culture directly and indirectly. There are excellent obituaries on both men by real journalists. These two careers that cannot be summed up adequately in short order.

Edgar Froese died January 20th of complications regarding pulmonary embolism. He was 70. Froese is known as the founder and constant member of Tangerine Dream. He was one of the architects of electronic music and has a recorded a number of records I love, as well as many I've never heard. While Froe...

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