English musician Andy Rourke is best known for playing bass in the rock group the Smiths. He was renowned for his musical bass-playing style. The American city of New York D.A.R.K.
Andy Rourke the bassist who gave the Smiths one of the most influential bands of the 1980s, the power and will pursue their darkly poetic meditations, pἀssed away on Friday (19 May 2023) in Manhattan. He was 59. A representative said he dἰed from pancreatic cἀncer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center.
Morrissey, the lead singer for the Smiths, declared on his website, “He will never dἰe as long as his music is heard. He didn’t ever know his own power, and nothing that he played had been played by someone else.”
Rourke Discussed the Emotions Found in the Smiths’ Songs
Rourke admitted, “I just got really into it. I started listen-ing to Stanley Clarke and, dare I say, Level 42 – though not for very long. I was just pushing the boundaries, seeing where I could take it,” which includes a love of jazz and funk.
Rourke said, “It created quite a dynamic but aggressive sound. Even on the quiet ones there’s some kind of angst there between us, so not talking much probably helped us. There was nothing contrived about it. We were duelling off each other.”
Not only the most talented bass player I’ve ever had the privilege to play with but the sweetest, funniest lad I’ve ever met. Andy’s left the building, but his musical legacy is perpetual. I miss you so much already. Forever in my heart mate.
— Mike Joyce (@mikejoycedrums) May 19, 2023
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Marr Grieves About His Lifelong Friend
Marr posted on Instagram that “Andy will always be remembered as a kind and beautiful soul by everyone who knew him, and as a supremely gifted musician by people who love music..”
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