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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.  
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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 and passed away from lung cancer in late [[2019]].   Riley documents the period immediately after his stroke in a well-written blog.  
  
 
== Facts ==
 
== Facts ==
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
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* [https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/dave-riley-bassist-big-black-died-cause/ Article discussing Riley's death]
 
* [http://worthlessgoddamncripple.com/ Riley's blog]
 
* [http://worthlessgoddamncripple.com/ Riley's blog]
 
* [http://contortmedia.com/ Site featuring Riley's books and CDs]
 
* [http://contortmedia.com/ Site featuring Riley's books and CDs]
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[[Category:Bassists]]
 
[[Category:Bassists]]
 
[[Category:Big Black]]
 
[[Category:Big Black]]
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[[Category:R.I.P.]]

Latest revision as of 14:05, 31 December 2019

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 and passed away from lung cancer in late 2019. 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 played bass, piano and percussion on the Algebra Suicide album Alpha Cue

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