RIP Peter Stapleton

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Peter Stapleton, stalwart of New Zealand indie music, died today. Let's celebrate The Pin Group, The Terminals, Dadamah, Flies Inside the Sun and many more.

Yelploaf, Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

Terrible news! R.I.P.

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 22 March 2020 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

From the Audio Foundation:

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Peter Stapleton, a Kaumātua (Elder) to the Audio Foundation and Ōtepoti (Dunedin) music communities and an artist respected and loved throughout the world.

An extraordinary and unique drummer, lyricist and improvisor – Peter has tirelessly produced astounding music for over 40 years – the Victor Dimisich Band, The Terminals, Scorched Earth Policy, Pin Group, Dadamah, EYE are legendary groups which have had an immense influence on alternative music in this country.

Peter ran the record label Metonymic which was responsible for documenting the vitality of the Dunedin noise and experimental scenes, and was a key organiser in the incredible and iconic Lines of Flight Festival.

Peter was involved with the Audio Foundation since inception in 2004 and will be remembered as a great artist and a gentle, encouraging, supportive and loved friend.

Our thoughts, love and support to Peter’s family, friends and colleagues.

sbahnhof, Friday, 27 March 2020 08:54 (one week ago) link

Trip Maker wrote this on thread 2012 SCOREZ on board I Love Vinyl! on Oct 23, 2012

The Pin Group rules so fucking hard. Turned up my stereo the loudest it has been for months. Felt good.

The Pin Group – Ambivalence
- https://flyingnun.bandcamp.com/album/ambivalence

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0892094266_16.jpg

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:49 (one week ago) link


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