Glenn Branca Dead at 69

2018-05-14 by Jhon Zigman | 14 Comments
American avant-garde composer and guitarist Glenn Branca has died, his wife and frequent musical collaborator Reg Bloor announced on Facebook. He was 69 years old. According to Bloor, Branca “passed away in his sleep last night (May 13) from throat cancer.”

Glenn Branca was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1948 and moved to New York City in 1976. Branca released his first solo album, Lesson No. 1, in 1980. The next year, he issued his debut and most acclaimed album, The Ascension. Since then, Branca composed guitar symphonies and worked with bands like Sonic Youth.

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alienobserver
May 14th 2018
4483 Comments


rip hard

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
May 14th 2018
17691 Comments


serious rip

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Eons
May 14th 2018
1767 Comments


Fucking cancer

SandwichBubble
May 14th 2018
7053 Comments


I know everyone knows Branca for the Ascension, but the symphony series albums are just as good. One of the greats for sure

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Winesburgohio
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May 14th 2018
2268 Comments


"Glenn Branca Dead"
ahh fuck
"...at 69"
hmm nice

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Astral Abortis
May 15th 2018
6736 Comments


RIP to a legend.

DoofusWainwright
May 15th 2018
20004 Comments


RIP, most everyone who played electric guitar after the Ascension owes some sort of debt to him tbh

SoccerRiot
May 15th 2018
5336 Comments


Never heard of this guy but I'll have to check him out. Seems like he was very influential... RIP

Zig
May 15th 2018
962 Comments


Very sad news.
RIP

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owen
May 15th 2018
5144 Comments


RIP sputnik's darlings wouldn't be shit without him

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MetalMarcJK
May 15th 2018
55 Comments


Rest in peace, kind sir. Thanks for the music.

Some parts of Glenn's compositions sound like proto-black metal. In fact, when I first heard black metal, I thought that they must've been influenced by Branca.

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BMDrummer
May 15th 2018
14220 Comments


holy fuck

AcidCaravan
May 19th 2018
421 Comments


Fuck! "The Ascension" always been one of my favorite records ever. Rest in peace.

BlackMalachite
May 20th 2018
3712 Comments


RIP
Seriously cancer sucks

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