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Tim Smith RIP
« on: July 22, 2020, 09:49:56 AM »
Tim Smith's Facebook page has confirmed his passing. Very sad news. I'm sure I'm not the only fan who would possibly have never encountered his work if not for CaB.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 09:59:52 AM »

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 10:05:27 AM »
Damn.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 10:12:16 AM »
This is devastating. I wasn’t even the biggest fan (I never took the time to properly get into his work, though I love what I’ve heard) but I’m so upset about this.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 10:14:52 AM »
Oh bollox https://www.cardiacs.net/

is it a magic eye? does Ronnie Corbett's face appear?

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 10:15:51 AM »
Absolutely fucking gutted.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 10:18:58 AM »
RIP: a great left of field talent.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2020, 10:25:05 AM »
is it a magic eye? does Ronnie Corbett's face appear?

A leaderless starry sky. Not sure even the Phantom Raspberry Blower himself would put a smile on my face today.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2020, 10:34:59 AM »
Thought he was great in Independence Day and Men In Black but haven't seen any of his recent stuff.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2020, 10:44:51 AM »
Refrains from making Cardiac Arrest joke.

RIP it up and start again!  Great band.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2020, 10:51:00 AM »
Oh bugger. I think most were semi-prepared for this, but still dreadfully, dreadfully sad news.

Farewell, then, Tim, and thanks for making the most ridiculously brilliant music I've ever heard. It's impossible to state just how much Cardiacs mean to me.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2020, 11:43:20 AM »
Fuck

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2020, 11:51:43 AM »
Ah Christ.   

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2020, 12:16:46 PM »
It's worse than that, he's dead Jim.

Arse.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2020, 12:35:32 PM »
Die time! Jump out of life's egg.
Braced myself for this well in advance, but it doesn't make it any less shitty.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2020, 12:39:27 PM »
Ah fuck! This is the worst news ever. Genuinely one of the best, if not the. Cardiacs are my absolute favourite band and his music has influenced my interest and exploration of music like absolutely nobody else. There'll never be another Philip Pilf, RIP you absolute beaut

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2020, 12:41:33 PM »
Devastated.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2020, 01:00:40 PM »
I'm really torn between deep sadness and a sense of relief that he's no longer suffering, as by the sounds of things the last twelve years were absolutely dreadful for the poor guy. Not sure what else to say as I don't think it's properly sunk in yet.

Someone once pointed out to me that almost everyone who was into Cardiacs seems to end up either forming a band or making music their career in some way, which is a lovely legacy to leave behind I think.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 01:20:39 PM »
Fuck.
Gutted.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2020, 02:19:49 PM »
I had a feeling this day was coming soon. I saw Tim at that Spratly Japs gig awhile back and it was heartbreaking to see that once whirling dervish of a man, so severely incapacitated. Echoing what Phil A says, the only consolation he is free from twelve years of abject torture. Thanks for everything, sir

A true music hero. Tim Smith
Big RIP.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2020, 04:28:10 PM »
Bloody gutted.  Such a unique talent, and influenced a whole bunch of folks I'm into. RIP

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2020, 04:36:25 PM »
Just had a listen to On Land And In The Sea for the first time in years. Relentless, jaw-dropping brilliance. Fucking unbelievable that humans can make music like this.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2020, 04:44:30 PM »
Very sad.  You could clearly tell he was possessed of an absolutely roaring, protean talent, even when you were looking on from well outside.  RIP.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2020, 04:50:07 PM »
On Sing To God now and suddenly inspired to dig out a copy of the Holy Bible so I can put my hands on it and scream 'WANK' in tribute. It's what he would've wanted.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2020, 05:23:23 PM »
a very talented man. RIP

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2020, 11:42:40 PM »
Terrible news to wake up to this morning. An absolutely astonishing composer and human being.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 03:10:27 PM »
I'm glad that Tim got to know, over the last decade, the reach of the love people had and have for his work. Gutting all the same. Some deeply beautiful music to rage against the passing of the light with.

Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2020, 07:19:42 AM »
I got a Google alert on my phone just now to say that Cardiacs have a new album out called The Day That Death Prevailed. The fuck?

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2020, 10:16:10 AM »
That would be Cardiac ARREST.

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Re: Tim Smith RIP
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2020, 06:38:00 PM »
He was the perfect counter-argument to the stupid idea that being a genius and being a cunt go naturally hand in hand. I've never heard of anyone who met the guy that had a bad word to say about him.

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