Rowland S. Howard (1959-2009)
Musician, Rowland S. Howard passed away yesterday at the age of 50 from liver cancer. He was awaiting a transplant.
In all honesty, Howard is one of those names that exists in the ether of post-punk who’s who, and he was a name that I’d been meaning to add to my music library. Only days ago, I had The Birthday Party’s Prayers On Fire in my hands, ready to shell out the loot for the sake of owning my favorite Birthday Party track, “Nick The Stripper.” I didn’t get it, though, and now I’m kicking myself.
So, in memory of Howard and the scene that brought him notoriety, here’s a video for “Nick The Stripper.”
Letters From A Tapehead