SOUNDGARDEN‘s Ben Shepherd has paid tribute to founding SCREAMING TREES bassist Van Conner, who died earlier this week at age 55.
The SOUNDGARDEN bassist addressed his pal’s passing in a submit on SOUNDGARDEN‘s social media. He wrote: “I am considering of Van again within the days of the Lollapalooza tour we did and the way he at all times gave me that feeling of being amidst household and of an unstated understanding about life, and … when spoken, with an ease that appeared to make it cool, or outrageously proper, such as you aren’t the idiot the surface world tries to make you out to be. He was extraordinarily relatable and perhaps thats why he appeared to be a pal to all … i want i had realized extra from him.
“Whereas engaged on a report as soon as, i had the pleasure to listen to Van‘s uncooked bass tracks he had put down beforehand – discuss tone metropolis and vibe! Man, even in a single word he made the songs have depth and soul and a binding issue that any architect would envy. You can actually hear the respect, consideration and intelligence in each word, there once more was that unstated data, that reveal of pure cool. He blew me away and i’ve recognized ever since that session that he had a mastery and accompanied that with a sort pleasant smile and ferociously loyal angle of appreciating life in a wonderfully clever and smartass approach.
“I haven’t got sufficient data or the phrases to assist his household and shut pals really feel higher about their loss, all of our loss, however we had been all fortunate to have had Van as a pal and cohort in life.
“Peace be with you Van“.
The information of Van‘s passing was introduced on Wednesday (January 18) in a Fb submit by Van‘s brother, SCREAMING TREES guitarist Gary Lee Conner.
Gary wrote: “Van Conner bassist and music author of SCREAMING TREES died final evening of an prolonged sickness at 55 It was pneumonia that bought him in the long run. He was one of many closest pals I ever had and I liked him immensely. I’ll miss him ceaselessly and ever and ever…”
Van shaped SCREAMING TREES in 1985 in Ellensburg, Washington with Gary, singer Mark Lanegan and drummer Mark Pickerel. After the band’s preliminary breakup in 2000, Van continued to jot down, produce and report music along with his family and friends.
SCREAMING TREES had been thought of to be one of many pioneers of the Seattle grunge motion within the Nineties, together with THE MELVINS, MUDHONEY, SOUNDGARDEN, and extra. The band launched seven albums, 5 EPs and three compilation albums.
SCREAMING TREES‘ single “Almost Misplaced You” was featured within the film “Singles” and cracked the High 5 of the Billboard Trendy Rock chart.
Lanegan died final February at age 57.