Derf SCRATCH – R.I.P.

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E’ morto il 28 luglio per la conseguenze di una malattia di cui ancora non si conosce l’origine. Scompare Frederick Milner, meglio noto come Derf Scratch, bassista originale dei Fear in cui milita nel periodo d’oro dal 1977 al 1982. Formati a Los Angeles nel 1977 dal cantante/chitarrista Lee Ving vengono inizialmente ricordati per la distruttiva performance al Saturday Night Live del 1981, voluti nello show dal loro fan numero uno ovverosia John Belushi. Scratch uscì dalla band dopo il tour promozionale del debutto ‘The Record’ pubblicato nel 1982. “Derf was just not pulling his weight. It was like none of us had roadies in the early days. Actually we never had roadies. Just a very few on a couple of tours, but not regular roadies. Okay, we did have a couple of roadies. But at any rate, in the early days we didn’t, when Derf was around. And if you didn’t pull your gear, other people had to pull it and they’d get really resentful towards you. And I think that was one of the factors. And then just not wanting to rehearse as athletically as the rest of us. What none of us realized is what Derf brought to the table, this kind of Dean Martin classy drunk vibe”. Nel 2006 aveva esordito con la sua nuova band chiamata The Werewolfs.