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R.I.P Michael Gunther (Agitation Free)

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Topic: R.I.P Michael Gunther (Agitation Free)
Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Subject: R.I.P Michael Gunther (Agitation Free)
Date Posted: March 31 2014 at 12:46
Hello all,

The following was posted by Harald Grosskopf on the 30th March 2014:

"Another friend passed away too early.
He was found dead yesterday."


I can't find any more details other than that at this stage. The way it's worded sounds worrying though.

Think I'll give `Malesh', `Second' and `At The Cliffs of River Rhine' a spin tonight.

R.I.P, and thank you Michael for some cherished music.

Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: March 31 2014 at 13:32
Very sad news indeed - his stellar bass work in the band is why I fell for AF in the first place, R.I.P. MG.

Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: March 31 2014 at 15:40
R.I.P. Michael. Agitation Free were one of the earliest German prog bands I learned of due to the Tangerine Dream connection via Chris Franke (former drummer) and Michael Hoenig (who replaced Peter Baumann in TD for a tour while Peter was off to Tibet, IIRC).

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 31 2014 at 16:18
A shame to read I'll spin some AF tonight.


Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.

Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: March 31 2014 at 18:38
So sad to read this tonight, I had their 2nd lined up to play as it was. If I can encourage anyone who hasn't heard their Shibuya Nights live album from 2011 to please check it out. Michael Gunther played on that live in Japan concert which was some 35 years between concerts for them. By the way it sounds incredible, especially Gunter's upfront bass playing. RIP Michael.Unhappy

"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: March 31 2014 at 20:51
R.I.P - Great bassist

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: April 01 2014 at 06:00
Is it an unusual stream of bad years or is it just that I have grown old?

Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.

Posted By: Cesar Inca
Date Posted: April 03 2014 at 13:25
Terrible news! The spirits of Krautrock are mourning he passing of one of their best bassists.

Thank you for the music, Fame!

Posted By: bloodnarfer
Date Posted: April 03 2014 at 14:11
Terrible news... I just listened to some Agitation Free this morning before reading this.  Now I must listen to some more. RIP Michael.

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Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: April 03 2014 at 14:13

Michael "after work" in Berlin March 2012

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Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: April 03 2014 at 14:13

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Posted By: Cesar Inca
Date Posted: April 07 2014 at 20:34
The masterful bassist that was needed to fill the rhythmic architecture of the most refined kraut band ever! 

Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: April 08 2014 at 04:09


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 08 2014 at 06:09
There's some cool pics of the legend, especially with bass in hand. Not too shabby at all.
Such an unexpected loss.

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