John Stabb – RIP

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“It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that at 7:43 p.m 5/7/16 our comrade John Stabb Schroeder lost his hard fought battle with stomach cancer. Our hearts go out to his wife Mina. Rest in Power, brother, there will never be another”. Così dal profilo ufficiale dei Government Issue. Scompare vinto da un cancro John Stabb (John Schroeder) leader della storica hardcore band di Washington attiva tra il 1980 e il 1989 (si riunisce un paio di volte nel 2007 e nel 2010) con sei album all’attivo. John Stabb aveva 54 anni. Nella line up in continuo movimento sono passati anche Brian Baker, Mike Fellows, Steve Hansgen, J. Robbins e Peter Moffett.

Il ricordo di John Wurster (Superchunk/Bob Mould/Mountain Goats):

A true punk legend went on to his next phase tonight. Had the pleasure of seeing John Stabb work his magic in the ’80s and as recently as last November (this is him on the right in Chapel Hill). He hadn’t lost one iota of fire and passion in those thirty years. John sat in with Superchunk on a couple GI songs in 1999 at the Black Cat and my main memory is of how insanely intense his performance was. But then after the show he was just a regular, unassuming guy cracking jokes and telling stories. Just a great dude. Stir it up on the other side, JS!
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