(September 6, 1971 – January 15, 2018)
Lead singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries passed away at the age of 46. She was in London for a recording session. The cause of death has not been made public.
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Full Statement: https://t.co/L8K98BFpSM pic.twitter.com/ADEY51Xnwe
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
I’m really shocked that #DoloresORiordan has passed so suddenly
– I was talking to her a couple weeks before Christmas she seemed happy and well – we even spoke about maybe writing some songs together – unbelievable god bless her pic.twitter.com/Pk2QyAaaBw
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) January 15, 2018
So sad to hear of Dolores O’Riordan passing. I remember as a young girl, hearing The Cranberries for the first time and wanting to be just like her.
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) January 15, 2018
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) January 15, 2018
Sad to hear about the passing of Delores O’Riordan.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 15, 2018
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
Oh this is sad. https://t.co/uLaBZLHEKD
— Shawn Duncan (@sduncandrums) January 15, 2018
— Julia Michaels (@imjmichaels) January 15, 2018
Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice https://t.co/asBAt1RJl1
— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 15, 2018
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) January 15, 2018
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
Please take a few minutes to watch Dolores O'Riordan perform Zombie in her fierce Limerick lilt on Late Show with David Letterman. A reminder that she was *23* here: https://t.co/Wtp9O0q5XK
— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) January 15, 2018
ATO Records, 2011
Les Claypool’s genius once again shines on Primus’ comeback album. Their first studio release since 1999’s Antipop, the band delivers exactly what you expect on Green Naugahyde: very alternative rock with a very slap-happy bassist. Proving the adage that everything old is new again (or something like that), Jay Lane joins the band on drums for the first time since his departure in 1988, before the band released any material.
Primus is nearly impossible to describe to someone who has never heard them, because they are so different than anything else that is out there; you can’t compare them to anyone else. Not really a lot of “sing-along” songs, or big hooks. But at the same time, you might find yourself chanting along with Claypool, “Everything’s Made in China,” or lamenting that “Tragedy’s A’Comin’,” or wondering if there is anything more than “Moron TV.”
The best song on the album, in this listener’s opinion, is “Lee Van Cleef.” Van Cleef was an actor primarily in Western movies, and even though he had a long and successful career, he never received the acclaim of others such as Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. Claypool simply wonders, “What ever happened to Lee Van Cleef?” (If you want to know, click here.)
Overall, Green Naugahyde is a solid album with the standard Primus sound. Fans of Primus will love it, but it won’t win over anyone that has disliked the band in the past.
1. Prelude to a Crawl
2. Hennepin Crawler
3. Last Salmon Man
4. Eternal Consumption
5. Tragedy’s A’Comin’
6. Eyes of the Squirrel
7. Jilly’s on Smack
8. Lee Van Cleef
9. Moron TV
10. Green Ranger
12. Extinction Burst
13. Salmon Men
Les Claypool – bass, vocals
Larry LaLonde – guitar
Jay Lane – drums
Watch the video for “Tragedy’s A’Comin'”: