Glenn Branca Dead at 69

2018-05-14 by Jofi | 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
4461 Comments


rip hard

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Frippertronics
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May 14th 2018
17266 Comments


serious rip

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Eons
May 14th 2018
1622 Comments


Fucking cancer

SandwichBubble
May 14th 2018
6546 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
2112 Comments


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

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Astral Abortis
May 15th 2018
5675 Comments


RIP to a legend.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
May 15th 2018
19115 Comments


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

SoccerRiot
Contributing Reviewer
May 15th 2018
5241 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
699 Comments


Very sad news.
RIP

owen
May 15th 2018
5088 Comments


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

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MetalMarcJK
May 15th 2018
38 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.

BMDrummer
May 15th 2018
14184 Comments


holy fuck

AcidCaravan
May 19th 2018
409 Comments


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

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BlackMalachite
May 20th 2018
3121 Comments


RIP
Seriously cancer sucks

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