Fun, Fun, Fun No Longer

I found out last night that Randy “Biscuit” Turner died last week. This makes me sad.

http://www.austin360.com/music/content/music/statesman/2005/08/19biscuit.html

Biscuit was the frontman for one of the all time great punk bands, the Big Boys. They were a Texas band that put some funk into punk in the late 70s and early 80s. Absolutely amazing band and of course little known outside of punk circles. If you can imagine what it would have been like to be punk and gay in Texas in 1980, you have an idea of what Biscuit had to deal with. Nonetheless, the Big Boys anthem was the song “Fun, Fun, Fun”. The article says nothing about cause of death. I wonder if there was foul play. Looks like the fun has come to an end.

Man, nearly all the Ramones are dead and in the past couple of years we’ve also lost Robert Quine, Joe Strummer, and now Randy Turner, yet the Rolling Stones are still touring. What the hell?

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