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Sparklehorse Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by EngineDown, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    Idk why I thought of posting this here of all places but tribute thread to an artist more people should listen to. RIP Mark. One of my all time faves. RIYL: Grandaddy, Mercury Rev, Elliott Smith, Songs: Ohia

    Sparklehorse was an Americanindie rock band led by the singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous. Sparklehorse's first album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (1995), was a modest college radio success. In 1996, while touring Europe with Radiohead shortly after the album's release, Mark Linkous consumed a combination of anti-depressants, valium, alcohol, and heroin in a London hotel room.[1] Unconscious and with his legs pinned beneath him for almost fourteen hours, the resulting potassium build up caused his heart to stop for several minutes after his body was lifted up. The ensuing surgery almost caused him to lose the use of both legs and left him wheelchair-bound for six months and requiring dialysis for acute kidney failure. Linkous committed suicide in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 6, 2010.[4]

    It's a Wonderful Life is probably my fave by him. The tribute album after his death organized by Danger Mouse and David Lynch has music recorded by Linkous prior to his death with vocals from Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips, James Mercer of the Shins, Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, Black Francis of Pixies, Iggy Pop, Lynch himself, Vic Chesnut (a frequent collaborator of Linkous'), and some others. Check the albums out.

    Favorite tracks:

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  2. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

  3. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    zac are you a fan?
  4. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    i've had good morning spider for a long time but definitely haven't listened to it enough
  5. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    I've heard a bunch of songs here and there and I've really liked all of them, but I haven't listened to a full album
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  6. fronkensteen


    It's a Wonderful Life is a masterpiece.
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  7. ItsAndrew

    Prestigious Prestigious

    This is wild. The venue is a 300 capacity venue.

  8. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter