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Started by DonkeyOT on Jan 6, 2016 3:32:18 PM
If You Could Go Back In Time and Prevent the Premature Deaths of Six Artiistes Whom Would You Save?

And as many as you like about whom you agonised, and those whom you believe had no more to contribute.

Shadrack22 - 15 Apr 2021 22:06:21 (#121 of 246)

I suppose if Kafka had lived he might have burnt his manuscripts (as he urged Max Brod to do) then we wouldn’t have had his writings. He was Jewish, living in Berlin and fairly passive and indecisive, so unlikely to have escaped what was waiting around the corner.

bossab2 - 15 Apr 2021 22:36:09 (#122 of 246)

Kurt Cobain

RosyLovelady - 16 Apr 2021 07:23:23 (#123 of 246)

It just as well Kafka died young, then.

ChankNolen - 16 Apr 2021 09:57:07 (#124 of 246)

Again though, Cobain had clearly pissed his pintful by the time he died. The only talented musician in that band has, unsurprisingly, gone on to have a long and successful career.

popstar7 - 16 Apr 2021 11:56:22 (#125 of 246)

Sorry, Foo Fighters are unremarkable meat and potatoes rock, whatever Dave Grohl's musical proficiency. Cobain/Nirvana were extraordinary and obvious candidate as he is, he really was a huge loss.

popstar7 - 16 Apr 2021 11:59:22 (#126 of 246)

I mean, imagine Foo Fighters never having existed. <shrug> And then imagine Nirvana never having existed.

HorstVogel - 16 Apr 2021 12:08:30 (#127 of 246)

life would have gone on (well it did), they weren't that big, especially the not appreciated by the Labour Party Foo Fighters.

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Shadrack22 - 16 Apr 2021 12:32:57 (#129 of 246)

The road of excess does not always lead to the palace of wisdom.

uranrising - 16 Apr 2021 12:58:54 (#130 of 246)

I seem to remember Morrison mentioned, upthread.

HouseOfLametta - 16 Apr 2021 13:15:50 (#131 of 246)

I think Lennon would have done interesting things. He would have been an awful bastard, but every now and again he would do something amazing.

Although Bowie did a masterclass in dying in the public artistic eye, I think he had been slowly on the up this century, getting his ideas back.

ChankNolen - 16 Apr 2021 15:31:48 (#132 of 246)

'And then imagine Nirvana never having existed.'

I'm pretty sure some other kids with messy hair would have copped that Tony Iommi down-tune trick eventually.

Antimatter - 16 Apr 2021 16:08:23 (#133 of 246)

Dolores O'Riordan

dicky3 - 16 Apr 2021 17:56:30 (#134 of 246)

Three of the travelling Wilburys.

Orbison

Harrison

Petty

FleurDuMal - 16 Apr 2021 17:57:34 (#135 of 246)

Dolores O'Riordan

Oh yes! Also, Kirsty McColl.

Peacock - 16 Apr 2021 19:24:03 (#136 of 246)

Again though, Cobain had clearly pissed his pintful by the time he died. The only talented musician in that band has, unsurprisingly, gone on to have a long and successful career.

For someone usually on the money this is totally wrong

Sunfish - 16 Apr 2021 19:29:59 (#137 of 246)

Sorry, Foo Fighters are unremarkable meat and potatoes rock

Absolutely no need to apologise. This is a perfect description of them.

Peacock - 16 Apr 2021 19:53:21 (#138 of 246)

+1

ChankNolen - 17 Apr 2021 09:53:35 (#139 of 246)

The Foo Fighters are hardly my thing, but their longevity is because Dave Grohl is an actual, talented musician. Idiot savants like Cobain inevitably have a short shelf-life, even if they don't get into the self-destructive mode.

Shadrack22 - 17 Apr 2021 11:06:12 (#140 of 246)

I think Cobain has a talent for surprisingly pretty Beatlesy melodies and had an offbeat lyrical talent.

The Foo Fighters just seem like dull blokey sludge. They’re never going to surprise you.

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