Anton Fier, a drummer, composer, bandleader and producer who was an early member of The Feelies, formed the Golden Palominos and collaborated with countless other artists had an estimated net worth of $2 million at time of death.
Born in Cleveland in 1956, Anton moved to NYC in the late ’70s and soon became a regular in the downtown scene.
- The Feelies drummer on Crazy Rhythms and
- An early member of The Lounge Lizards,
He also spent a little time in the Voidoids and was a regular collaborator with Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Paul Haig, Arto Lindsay, and more.
He started The Golden Palominos in 1983 and whose 1985 album Visions of Excess featured Michael Stipe, John Lydon, Chris Stamey, Syd Straw, Arto Lindsay and more.
Fier kept The Golden Palominos active, off and on, through many lineups, through 2019.
Sadly, Fier passed away on Sept. 21, 2022 at age 66.
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) paid tribute to Fier, writing;