Anton Fier, a drummer, composer, bandleader and producer has died at age 66.
What was Anton Fier’s cause of death? A cause of death wasn’t revealed.
Anton’s demise was announced by Syd Straw, who performed with Fier in the Golden Palominos in the 1980s, playing live and contributing vocals to 1985 album ‘Visions of Excess’ and its follow-up, 1986’s ‘Blast of Silence (Axed My Baby For a Nickel)’.
Syd Straw wrote;
Fier was an early member of The Lounge Lizards and The Feelies.
He was in The Lodge (with John Greaves), worked with Pere Ubu, was briefly in the Voidoids, and founded The Golden Palominos.
The 1978 Pere Ubu EP titled Datapanik in the Year Zero was dedicated to him [Fier].
Fier produced several albums, such as;
- The 1988 album of Drivin’ N Cryin’,
- Whisper Tames The Lion, a 2009 album by guitar virtuoso Jim Campilongo titled Orange, and
- Lianne Smith’s Two Sides of a River, on which Fier also played drums.