BitchTapes: Gone Too Soon

It's no secret that musicians often die far too quickly. In this Only the Good Die Young, Part II mix, I recognize some of the artists we've lost in the past twenty years (a few of whom even sang about early death). All we can do is miss them.

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1. “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson

 Winehouse: 7/23/11, age 27.

2. “Waterfalls” by TLC

 Group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes: 4/25/02, age 30.

3. “Love Buzz” by Nirvana

 Frontman Kurt Cobain: 4/5/94, age 27.

4. “More Than a Woman” by Aaliyah

8/25/01, age 22.

5. “Story of My Life” by Rich Cronin

LFO frontman: 9/8/10, age 36.

6. “Second Skin” by The Gits

Group member Mia Zapata: 7/7/93, age 27.

7. “Love Heals” by the Original Motion Picture Cast of Rent

Composer Jonathan Larson: 1/25/96, age 35.

8. “Doll Parts” by Hole

Group member Kristen Pfaff: 6/16/94, age 27.

9. “Faster Kill Pussycat” by Oakenfold & Brittany Murphy

Murphy: 10/20/09, age 32.

10. “Gone Too Soon” by Michael Jackson

6/25/09, age 50.


Previously: Breakup Mix #3, Queens of Dark + Ethereal Wave a la 80s

by Deb Jannerson
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Happy to see Mia Zapata

Happy to see Mia Zapata mentioned! She is too often forgotten. When I saw the title of this post I immediately thought of "Sign of the Crab," with lyrics like "Never ceases to amaze me the things you try to pull/Anything to get me in and then get me killed/Go ahead and slice me up, spread me all across this town/Cause you know you're the one that won't be found/Maybe I've pushed my luck one too many times/Now you've taken it upon yourself to put me back in line." Very sad.

Great mix!

Great mix! I was looking for something to listen to while planning a new project, and this is perfect. Thank you. :)

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