Saturday, October 29, 2011


There's a new Australian feature film documentary about Rowland S. Howard!! Rowland was the guitar player in The Birthday Party who fell out of grace with Nick Cave and went his own ways. He joined Crime and the City Solution with fellow Birthday Party member Mick Harvey, and later formed his own group These Immortal Souls. I got to see him live once. My gf at the time and I had gone to see The Gun Club (who had just re-formed at the time) at the Town & Country Club in London in 1990. These Immortal Souls were playing support. I remember when they started, Rowland took a step forward towards the microphone, tripped over a chord and banged his head into the mike with a big bang, after which he swore loudly and then said, "It's just not my day". Rowland died recently of cancer. I can't wait to see the film.