Rest in Peace Anton Fier – Drummer for the Feelies, Golden Palominos Has Died


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Drummer Anton Fier – band member of the Feelies, the Lounge Lizards (with John Lurie) and alt-rockers the Golden Palominos – has died at the age of 66. No cause of death has been reported as of yet.

First reports came on September 21st from singer/songwriter and fellow Golden Palomino Syd Straw on her facebook: “Devastated to tell you of the sorry demise of Anton Fier, who never realized how loved he was.”

💙devastated to tell you of the sorry demise of Anton Fier, who never realized how loved he was💙💙💙💙,citizen syd

Posted by Syd Straw on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Fier played on the Feelies’ beloved debut album Crazy Rhythms (1980), even though he had left the band in 1979.

Fier was one of the founders of the Golden Palominos which featured Straw, Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Lori Carson, Arto Linsay, Peter Blegvad and Bernie Worrell, among many others in a rotating crop of band members.

Over the decades Fier also collaborated as a musician and/or producer with Laswell, as well as Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü and Sugar), John Zorn, Kevin Kinney (Drivin N Cryin), Pere Ubu, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Jack Bruce, and Bootsy Collins.

Many musicians and fellow band members expressed their love and their sadness, including the Feelies, John Lurie, and Bob Mould.

One particularly heartfelt tribute came from writer Glenn Kenny in his blog post entitled “I Remember Anton Fier” 

Here’s the title cut from the Feelies album Crazy Rhythms:

And here’s Anton Fier performing live with the Golden Palominos:



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