Wednesday, 25 November 2009

RePost - Quintessential (Why Lou Reed should have listened to Bob Quine more)

Bob Quine
1942 - 2004

"Someday Quine will be recognized for the pivotal figure that he is on his instrument, he is the first guitarist to take the breakthroughs of early Lou Reed and  James Williamson and work through them to a new, individual vocabulary, driven into odd places by obsessive attention to 'On The Corner'  era Miles Davis." (Lester Bangs)

Ikue Mori, Bob Quine & Marc Ribot - El Dorado
Jody Harris & Bob Quine - Flagpole Jitters
Bob Quine & Fred Maher - Village
Bob Quine - Film Music 9 (unreleased)
You can get them all here.

Quine's favourite piece of music 'He Loved Him Madly' by Miles Davis here.
Recent article on Quine's death by James Marshall and more music here and here.
Richard Hell on Quine here.

(In a recent Invisible Jukebox that Lou Reed did for The Wire, he was played Miles' 'He Loved Him Madly' and professed to not knowing it but agreeing that it sounded very similar to his Metal Machine Trio. Should have listened to Quine...)


  1. Wow! Thanx for all those great links Mona. Met Quine in the early 80's backstage at a Lou Reed show. Spent all night talking music and drinking. Such a warm, generous man. Unlike Lou.

  2. 2Stan/
    A genius too! Saw him live on a number of occasions with Hell. This is the third time that I have posted this as more people have got to hear him.
    Just finished burning that disc for you and to make up for my slackness I have added a few wee goodies that I know you will like!

  3. quine was the most awesome gtr player, the voidoids were/are a pivotal band he really deserves far more recognition for his work...