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David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 am
by spzretent
While he only posted here sporadically his posts were never dull.
Challenging, in your face, and sometimes just batshit crazy.
I have known Dave or Muscles as he was known here (also as Madonna) for over 30 years. I met him selling records to a bunch of cool high school kids. Him being one. This went on for over a decade.
Always outspoken and the center of attention.
He died a few weeks ago suddenly.
He was supremely talented as the Majesty Crush song Grow I will link here will prove.
He was a born front man.
Fly free brother.

The arrow in the youtube.music pic points to him.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:52 am
by ro
SHIT.
he and I had some good moments.
all peaceful wishes to him wherever he may fly.
thank you for posting this.


and may all the TECATE in the FRIDGE.... aw crap.
I'll be thinking of you, Muscles.
thanks Alan.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:53 am
by runcible
Very sad to hear this. He was a wild card for sure but - as you say - never dull. I think most regulars here found themselves drawn into an exchange with him at some point.

For me Majesty Crush's 'Uma' is the song that shows he had genuine talent. Fabulous tune & Muscles's vocal is really superb.

Sporadic poster or whatever, I will miss him. RIP indeed.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:35 am
by MODLAB
Oh man. Very sad news indeed. RIP.

Definitely off the cusp but always entertaining.

Thanks Alan.


M

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:38 am
by Laz69
What the fuck???? whats happened? What have i missed?

He was bonkers to say the least and could be a little over-bearing at times, but i saw a real kindness and selflessness in him on a few occasions that made me think he was just a troubled soul. He gave my daughter a dedication in the sleeve notes of the Dear Kate album for her birth and its her prized possession :(

Really sad to hear this.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:28 am
by BzaInSpace
Yeah, very sorry to hear this tragic news.

His posts were often inflammatory, usually scathing but frequently hilarious - I miss that stuff to be honest, and it would be most welcome at this time on this forum. He certainly took no prisoners...

I remember his outré method for gaining access to the best spaces in gigs and free drinks... photographic evidence was displayed here way back when. I'll also remember his kind and thoughtful PMs.

Cheers Dave X

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:59 pm
by is
Oh dear. What a shame.

Yes - he was a character alright. One of life's unforgettables - and I say that as someone who never even met him.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:10 pm
by burningwheel
Sad. I hope he's at peace now finally

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:33 pm
by olan
Out of the former members who no longer post, muscles (Godspeed) and twentysixdollars are the two of those I miss most. You might not always have agreed with them, but they were entertaining, thought provoking and certainly knew their stuff about their music. We are poorer for their absence.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:27 pm
by spzretent
You want to laugh out loud? Go to the forum member Madonna and read his posts.
They are stone cold classics.
A few:

And WHO can steal me one of them DISTORTION PEDALS of his????
I ain't paying 100 quid for no E.A.R pedal?
if it ain't DISTORTION or TREMELO I don't FUCKING CARE!
ya got it! :x

Or:
And people wonder why JASON don't return your calls. My pink fucking THONG and PARKA are my business. Beats those tired fucking MOCCASSINS you wear! How bout you mail me a complimentary CD of your DOUBLE BASEMENT TAPE?
Or:

ANTON
complete prick.
or best thing since jesus?

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:13 am
by BzaInSpace
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Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:37 am
by rapideye
I remember after reading a couple of posts of his that I thought a little obnoxious, he posted his PS I Love You songs. Pffft I thought, clicked to listen expecting to hear a pile of crap. Bugger! They were actually pretty good. I had been completely OUTMUSCLED.

RIP Muscles

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:35 pm
by clewsr
Really Sad News. He was always an entertaining poster here and will be sadly missed.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:10 pm
by clewsr
Will C shared this on fb and I thought it should go here. Really lovely, interesting piece, I had no idea really.

http://www.metrotimes.com/city-slang/ar ... memberance

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:58 pm
by runcible
That's a terrific piece. I played loads of Majesty Crush the week I heard he died and stumbled across lots of great songs I'd not heard before. I thought that band began and ended with Uma and Grow. Not so - the catalogue is full of good music. Highly recommended.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:18 pm
by clewsr
likewise, I've been listening to some lovely stuff I'd never heard before. I'm sure I've got a PS I love you cd somewhere, must dig it out.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:50 pm
by runcible
I found PS I Love You - which Muscles just sent me one day - a tougher listen. There are some decent moments on though, like I Bleed Gasoline...

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:36 am
by MODLAB
Great words Mr C! Thanks clewsr.


Yeah, i've been listening to MC since the news. He was a very very talented man.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:25 pm
by spzretent
Here is an interview that perfectly catches Muscles. Funny, witty, insightful, and out there.
The best part of this video starts at 19:13 with an acoustic version of Majesty Crush Number 1 Fan. Complete with his questionable dress sense(pun intended).

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:02 pm
by jack white
He made me laugh.
Peace.

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:53 am
by mc
Very sad news. I first encountered him on Will Carruthers' old message board, and although often controversial, was always hilarious and fun to chat with. RIP Muscles :(

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:50 am
by toomilk
Damn, I saw this on Will's FB, but didn't put two and two together. He'll be missed on here for sure!

Re: David Lee MUSCLES R.I.P.

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:50 am
by runaway
Only learning of this now. Horrible and tragic. Such a talented and unique guy.