Oh hell -- I just learned that Damiani, the drummer of garage punk gods The Remains died unexpectedly last Sunday.
Here he is, kicking major ass in 1966, on my favorite track from the band's legendary live in the studio album.
And if you don't know who the Remains are, go watch this fabulous documentary about them. The title says it all: America's Lost Band.
Have I mentioned that this death shit is really starting to piss me off?
P.S.: I forgot to mention this -- possibly because it still sort of blows (heh) my mind -- but it is worth noting that Remains keyboardist Bill Briggs III (the band's preppy heartthrob) is the brother of legendary first generation porn star Marilyn Chambers.
Hey -- they don't call rock-and-roll the Devil's music for nothing.