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Scott Miller RIP

Another sad passing in the world of music. Eccentric American singer-songwriter Scott Miller, who led the bands Game Theory and later The Loud Family, passed away on April 15.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-04-19

The webmaster of his site posted the following:

I wish it weren't true, but as much as it pains me to write these words, Scott passed away on April 15, 2013. He was a wonderful, loyal friend as well as a brilliant musician, and I will miss him for the rest of my life.

Miller's music took the tropes of American folk-rock of the 80s (as exemplified by REM) and warped them into a strange personal vision of what music could be, utilizing studio manipulation in addition to the instruments he and his bandmates played. His lyrics were full of odd imagery and oblique references, but his melodies were memorable in spite of the almost schizophrenic nature of many of the arrangements.

In addition to the music he recorded, he leaves behind an interesting legacy of writing about music, most notably his book Music: What Happened, a year-by-year overview of music from 1957 to 2010 (with online articles for 2011-2012).


Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): Scott Miller, Game Theory

More info
http://www.loudfamily.com/index.html

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