E' morto Nic Potter...

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E' morto Nic Potter...

Messaggio da Hairless Heart » 17/01/2013, 22:06

....bassista dei Van der Graaf Generator in due riprese, e soprattutto nel secondo album The least we can do is wave to each other.

Nic Potter was born in Wiltshire. Before joining Van der Graaf Generator, Potter from a very early age (1968) played bass in The Misunderstood, and that's how he met Guy Evans who played the drums. He had left school at age fifteen to become a bass-player.[2]

In 1969 Potter and Evans both left The Misunderstood to join Van der Graaf Generator for the recording of their album The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other. Halfway during the recording of the following VdGG-album H to He, Who Am the Only One (1970), Potter left VdGG, leaving the a-side of the album with his bass-guitar-sounds (tracks: Killer, The Emperor in his War Room and Lost) and side b with the organ-bass-pedal sounds by Hugh Banton, which would become one of the signature sounds for Van der Graaf Generator.

In 1971 he played bass-guitar on Peter Hammill's first solo-album, Fool's Mate, on Colin Scot's album Colin Scot and with the band Magna Carta. In the 1970s he also played with Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, Rare Bird and Steve Swindells. In 1973 he collaborated on The Long Hello project. His playing can also be heard on Peter Hammill's album Over (1977).

In 1977, after Hugh Banton and David Jackson had left Van der Graaf Generator, Potter was asked to re-join. He plays on both The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome (1977) and the double live-album Vital (1978). Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s Potter continued to record and tour with Peter Hammill, including being the bassist for the K-Group (from 1981–1985), and with the Tigers (in 1980) and Duncan Browne (in 1984).

In 1983 he started a solo-career, and released a number of albums with mostly electronic music. In 1995 Potter produced and played the bass on the posthumous album Songs of Love and War by Duncan Browne. In 2008 Potter published the live album "Live in Italy", together with many musicians like David Jackson and Tony Pagliuca (Le Orme).

All Potter's solo albums have been published remastered in 2009.

On 17 January 2013 Peter Hammill announced on his website that Nic Potter had died in hospital.
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Re: E' morto Nic Potter...

Messaggio da Progknight94 » 18/01/2013, 14:03

Mi dispiace molto. Il suo stile è uno di quelli che prendo come modello quando distorgo il basso (vedasi Vital). Un grande.
He had left school at age fifteen to become a bass-player
Cose che oggi non potrebbero più accadere :(