February 08, 2010

Angus Douglas




Angus Douglas, original (in every sense of the word) guitarist for Sydney post-punk band Tactics died this week after a long period of declining health. That wasn't so unexpected, unfortunately, but that doesn't make it any easier or any less sad — Angus was a creative fire, an endless source of odd or unexpected riffs, ideas, phrases, and anything else that occurred to him, and a smart, likable, funny, and good-natured person in real life.

I have no idea if there's anything planned in his memory, but if I hear anything, I'll let interested parties know.

(Photo circa 1980 (?), by Stephen Hocking).

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2 Comments:

At 2/12/2010 1:20 AM, Blogger hughesy said...

recall visiting angus when he was living in a garage on the corner of clevland & regent (1981?). yes, the wrong side of cleveland. always had the impression I was in the presence of a substantial intellect well connected to a good heart. he introduced me to art brut amongst other things.
gd

 
At 2/13/2010 11:53 AM, Blogger Jimmy Little said...

I'm trying to remember all the places Angus lived in Sydney in those days… the most memorable for me, of course, would be when he lived with me in Abercrombie Street and then above the hambuger shop in Wilson Street for a short stretch of years (on The Wrong Side Of Cleveland Street, of course — the story of my life :-)). After that, Erko, and one or two other places, I guess.

 

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