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'''Dave Riley''' is most well-known as the bassist for [[Big Black]].  Dave's first Chicago punk band was [[Savage Beliefs]], and he also performed with [[End Result]]. Riley suffered a stroke in 1993. Reports of a failed suicide attempt or a drug overdose were patently untrue; there is a history of early stroke on his mother's side of his family.  Riley documents the period immediately after his stroke in a well-written blog.  
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'''Dave Riley''' is most well-known as the bassist for [[Big Black]].  Dave's first Chicago punk band was [[Savage Beliefs]], and he also performed with [[End Result]]. Riley suffered a stroke in 1993, from which he has largely recovered.  Riley documents the period immediately after his stroke in a well-written blog.  
  
 
== Facts ==
 
== Facts ==
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* Moved to Chicago in [[1982]], from Detroit
 
* Moved to Chicago in [[1982]], from Detroit
 
* Played in a Detroit band called Static for about two weeks, with John of Negative Approach
 
* Played in a Detroit band called Static for about two weeks, with John of Negative Approach
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* While in Detroit, he worked as an audio engineer for bands such as Parliament
 
* Steve asked him to join Big Black in [[1984]], finally started practicing in February [[1985]]
 
* Steve asked him to join Big Black in [[1984]], finally started practicing in February [[1985]]
 
* First time he met [[Santiago Durango]] was in the [[Cubby Bear]] bathroom while Durango was throwing up.
 
* First time he met [[Santiago Durango]] was in the [[Cubby Bear]] bathroom while Durango was throwing up.
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* Riley has written many short stories and released one book - ''Blurry and Disconnected''
 
* Riley has written many short stories and released one book - ''Blurry and Disconnected''
 
* After Big Black, Riley was in Bull and Miasma of Funk
 
* After Big Black, Riley was in Bull and Miasma of Funk
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* In [[1990]] he bass, piano and percussion on the [[Algebra Suicide]] album ''Alpha Cue''
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

Revision as of 01:38, 29 October 2014

Dave Riley is most well-known as the bassist for Big Black. Dave's first Chicago punk band was Savage Beliefs, and he also performed with End Result. Riley suffered a stroke in 1993, from which he has largely recovered. Riley documents the period immediately after his stroke in a well-written blog.

Facts

  • Moved to Chicago in 1982, from Detroit
  • Played in a Detroit band called Static for about two weeks, with John of Negative Approach
  • While in Detroit, he worked as an audio engineer for bands such as Parliament
  • Steve asked him to join Big Black in 1984, finally started practicing in February 1985
  • First time he met Santiago Durango was in the Cubby Bear bathroom while Durango was throwing up.
  • Produced End Result's 12" EP Ward
  • Riley has written many short stories and released one book - Blurry and Disconnected
  • After Big Black, Riley was in Bull and Miasma of Funk
  • In 1990 he bass, piano and percussion on the Algebra Suicide album Alpha Cue

External Links