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Boston lead singer Brad Delp commits suicide

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by rico_the_redneck, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but IMHO, Amanda is schlock. Or dreck. Whichever is worst.

    On the other hand, the first two albums are both top notch. And if I recall back to my high school daze correctly, the anticipation for the release of 2nd album was unlike anything I have witnessed since then.
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The worst album review I ever wrote was for the second album. We could hardly wait for it after loving the first.

    Loved the album. The review was either schlock or dreck, whichever is worse.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Ding, ding, ding we have a winner. Absolute MOR shit....

    But the entire first album and stuff like "Don't Look Back" and "Party" from the second album still stand up as some of the best US rock from the 70s.
  4. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    He's smokin' big cigars and drivin' Cadillac cars now.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    There were really good folksy pieces in Third Stage other than Amanda.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Dreck would be a good title for a parody of a certain animated movie ...
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    But what would you call the animal sidekick? Honkey?
  8. One last update for those that care.

    Delp suicide note: 'I am a lonely soul'

    By KATHARINE WEBSTER, Associated Press Writer

    Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston who killed himself last week, left behind a note in which he called himself "a lonely soul," according to police reports released Thursday.

    The note was paper-clipped to the neck of Delp's shirt when police found his body at his Atkinson home, on the bathroom floor, his head on a pillow. He had sealed himself inside with two charcoal grills; toxicology tests showed he had committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

    "Mr. Brad Delp. J'ai une ame solitaire. I am a lonely soul," the note read.

    Delp joined Boston in the mid-1970s and sang two of its biggest hits, "More than a Feeling" and "Long Time." He was cremated Wednesday, after a private funeral earlier in the week.

    His fiancee, Pamela Sullivan, called police March 9 after noticing a dryer vent tube connected to the exhaust pipe of Delp's car. In the garage, police found a note taped to the door leading into the house.

    "To whoever finds this I have hopefully committed suicide. Plan B was to asphyxiate myself in my car."

    In another note on a door at the top of the stairs, Delp cautioned that there was carbon monoxide inside.

    "I take complete and sole responsibility for my present situation. I have lost my desire to live," he wrote. The note also included instructions on how to contact his fiancee: "Unfortunately she is totally unaware of what I have done."

    Police later found four sealed letters in an office addressed to Sullivan, his children, their mother, Micki Delp, and another couple whose identity was not disclosed. Police Lt. William Baldwin said police gave the letters to family members without reading them.

    Sullivan told police that Delp "had been depressed for some time, feeling emotional (and) bad about himself," according to the reports.

    He had planned to marry Sullivan this summer during a break in a tour with Boston. A lifelong Beatles fan, Delp also played with the tribute band Beatle Juice.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Depression is such a tragic, unfathomable thing. One would think that Delp had everything to live for.
  10. Depression is a bad, bad boy. Treatable. Lots of success stories.

    Then there are these kids of stories. Sucks.
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