Monday, November 22, 2010

RIP David Wood (Straitjacket fits' bass player)

Straitjacket Fits, with David Wood far right.  Photo: Flying Nun

Very sad news indeed. Much love to his family and friends. He passed away suddenly Nov 17. A service was held earlier today for him. Read NZ Herald notice here.

David had some dry comments here in the Story of Straitjacket Fits, from 2008 - written by NZ Herald's Scott Kara on the occasion of their induction to the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

WOOD: With the Shayne songs he'd come along with a riff or a sketch of a chord sequence, play something like this, and we'd jam and bugger about with it. With Andrew he'd come along with a bit of paper with chords and words written out and go, "Here, play this". And if you tried to deviate from it he'd just stop you. But I like his songs.

The band's legacy?

WOOD: I wouldn't have a clue [laughs]. I just always thought I was the bass player in a band that really sparked your endorphins and got your neurons connecting with a bit of adrenalin, and that's what that band was like. We were playing these songs and it sounded incredibly unbelievable.

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