Tuesday, November 10, 2009

RIP Jerry Fuchs, drummer for Maserati, The Juan Maclean, !!!, Turing Machine

Via: Chunklet:

Jerry Fuchs, drummer extraordinaire, illustrator par excellence, Chunklet contributor and rock solid friend, died last night. I’m still awaiting to get more news, but here’s what I know: Jerry was at a party in Brooklyn and fell down an elevator shaft. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. Shortly after, he died in the early hours of Sunday, November 8 while an entire waiting room of friends were there for him.

As the new millennium started gearing up, there was a obvious reason why Jerry started playing with all the DFA-affiliated bands (The Juan Maclean, !!!, etc.) as time went on: He was an invaluable monster on the drums that could recreate those motorik-like disco beats and make it sound human. Goddamn, the hair on the back of my neck stands on end when I think about it. Recent years saw him reaffirm his roots in Athens as he became the incredibly propulsive backbone to Maserati after they gave their original drummer the boot. And man, again, watching Jerry perform was always a treat. ALWAYS. LINK

Filmed at:
40 Watt - Athens, GA
Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
End Of An Ear Records - Austin, TX
Side Bar - Austin, TX

Filmed by Fred Weaver, Video posted March 27, 2009

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