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The Golden Era - Edgar Froese car accident

stevepalmer - Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:06 pm
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Greetings, fans of EM...

I've been trying to find online information about the car accident suffered by Edgar Froese, which I believe occurred around a year before he died. (This is research for a fictional story.)

I can't find anything online, so I wondered if any of the fine folk at this forum might know any of the details.

Thanks!
Steve
dronescape - Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:29 pm
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I thought he slipped on a path frozen over while walking the dog. He literally fell flat on his face and broke his jaw bone.

At least that's what I know from listening to various (rather spooky) interviews he gave before his passing.

Stephen
Alvaro - Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:46 pm
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I read somewhere it was a jogging accident, not a car accident
cyberiad2001 - Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:16 pm
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« Alvaro » wrote:
I read somewhere it was a jogging accident, not a car accident


Shocked he looked so frail for quite some time even before his accident, so i think this is rather unlikely. Or at least he should not have taken up jogging, especially at wintertime...
stevepalmer - Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:54 pm
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Thank you for the info so far!
Any other confirmed/reliable material would be greatly appreciated.
I am writing a story for an anthology about great musicians we've lost recently, and I chose the incomparable Edgar.
So I need to get this right...

Please help if you can!
GrahamH - Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:00 pm
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I agree with Stephen on this one.

There's mention of this on Voices in the Net...

I do remember at that time they were due to play on a cruise ship,
and had to pull out of the gig at the last minute because of it.

http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/cruise_to_destiny.htm

You might also want to try searching the TD forum discussion threads around that time (early 2013)...

I met him briefly in 2008 when they played in Edinburgh,
and although a bit overweight, he looked healthy enough at that point.

Sadly after the accident however,
I don't think he was ever really the same again,
he just looked very frail...

Good luck with your research Very Happy
Jon - Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:00 pm
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He didn't have a car accident. He fell when he walked the dog.
dronescape - Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:14 am
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« GrahamH » wrote:
[...] Sadly after the accident however,
I don't think he was ever really the same again,
he just looked very frail... [...]


The final interview Olaf Zimmermann conducted with Edgar for the Electronic Beats broadcast was creepy... it was like someone speaking from the realm of the dead. Really creepy.

Stephen
electrobs - Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:47 am
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« stevepalmer » wrote:
Thank you for the info so far!
Any other confirmed/reliable material would be greatly appreciated.
I am writing a story for an anthology about great musicians we've lost recently, and I chose the incomparable Edgar.
So I need to get this right...

Please help if you can!


Hi Stephen! Now probably You will hate me, but Edgar’s health issues didn’t began with this accident. He fell on ice with his dog (He didn’t even have a drivers licence) but He was very, very ill long before that. I think that first He appeared very, very ill-Looking on the bonus filmes of the Rocking Out The Bats DVD (never ever re-released - i missed that one too unfortunately). The official statement then from eastgate was that He had problems with his back / spine, but the truth was much more worse. I heard the info from a person near to the TD team on the last couple of years (not Andy King), but it definitely wasn’t that reason which is stated officially on the eastgate page. As an MD i knew it of course, but that person confirmed it too. Unfortunately i can’t say more, because i sweared to that person Sad
cyberiad2001 - Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:32 am
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I am afraid I have to agree with Electrobs... I remember that I was quite shocked by his appearance when the BBC Krautrock documentary came out. And it was a couple of years before the accident. It seemed half of the man was missing compared to him a year or two before. Also the speech was quite hard to understand at that time already... and i do not mean just the content.
stevepalmer - Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:35 am
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Can I say a big thank you to everyone for this info!

Very helpful indeed, especially electrobs, Jon and Graham.

My story will weave in '70s albums titles, the surreal/Dali influences and the cathedral concerts. The anthology is being published by the admired and lauded PS Publishing and is being edited by Ian Whates.
dronescape - Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:16 pm
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« electrobs » wrote:
[...] Hi Stephen![...]


Which one Razz ?

« cyberiad2001 » wrote:
I am afraid I have to agree with Electrobs... I remember that I was quite shocked by his appearance when the BBC Krautrock documentary came out. And it was a couple of years before the accident. It seemed half of the man was missing compared to him a year or two before. Also the speech was quite hard to understand at that time already... and i do not mean just the content.


I thought the same when I saw the album which showed Edgar with his Stetson on, guitar in hand -- I thought he looked terrifyingly ill.

The other Stephen...
stevepalmer - Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:09 pm
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In tribute to Edgar's surreal methods, part of my story has been created by an online automatic writing process.
electrobs - Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:28 pm
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« dronescape » wrote:
« electrobs » wrote:
[...] Hi Stephen![...]


Which one Razz ?

« cyberiad2001 » wrote:
I am afraid I have to agree with Electrobs... I remember that I was quite shocked by his appearance when the BBC Krautrock documentary came out. And it was a couple of years before the accident. It seemed half of the man was missing compared to him a year or two before. Also the speech was quite hard to understand at that time already... and i do not mean just the content.


I thought the same when I saw the album which showed Edgar with his Stetson on, guitar in hand -- I thought he looked terrifyingly ill.

The other Stephen...


Sorry ... Being previously in contact mainly with You, it became an automatism Smile
electrobs - Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:30 pm
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« stevepalmer » wrote:
Can I say a big thank you to everyone for this info!

Very helpful indeed, especially electrobs, Jon and Graham.

My story will weave in '70s albums titles, the surreal/Dali influences and the cathedral concerts. The anthology is being published by the admired and lauded PS Publishing and is being edited by Ian Whates.


You’re welcome!

And sorry for the name thing (Steve / Stephen) 😡
dronescape - Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 pm
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Never mind, everyone named Stephen must be a jolly good fellow.

Stephen (the other one)
stevepalmer - Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm
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New message!

Does anybody have a copy of the York Minster 20/10/75 concert that they could send me over the internet? AIFF, WAV or FLAC would be great if possible...

(This concert is the setting for my story.)
modulator_esp - Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:40 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsK67-g8Yl4
stevepalmer - Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:45 pm
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« modulator_esp » wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsK67-g8Yl4


ah, cheers Jez!
good find.
I wonder if I can record that with Audacity...
BruecknerAmbient - Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:42 am
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« stevepalmer » wrote:

I wonder if I can record that with Audacity...


I guess it brings bad karma to point out this thing, but I hope it's for a good cause... Rolling Eyes

http://convert2mp3.net

Very easy and works well, You can also choose FLAC as a fomat...

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stevepalmer - Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:28 pm
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Should be okay, given that the TT releases were freely distributed not-for-profit.

And it is a good cause! My tale is highly surreal...

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