A Journal of Musical ThingsNew doc focuses on the mysterious dying of punk pioneer Stiv Bators


Steven Bator grew up in Girard, Ohio. By the point he died in Paris in 1990, he had morphed into Stiv Bators, singer for New York punks The Lifeless Boys and Lords of the New Church.

Eddie Vedder was such a giant Lifeless Boys fan that he satisfied Pearl Jam to report their “Sonic Reducer” for one among their Christmas singles.

So how did Steven/Stiv find yourself in Paris within the first place? There’s gotta be a narrative there, proper? After which there’s the entire situation of the reason for dying. Relying on which story you consider, he was hit by a automotive, a taxi, or a bus. He ended up in hospital however walked away earlier than getting therapy and later died in his sleep of a traumatic mind damage. And have been his ashes actually unfold on Jim Morrison’s grave in Pere Lachaise Cemetery?

Time for the documentary therapy. Stiv: No Compromise No Regrets takes a take a look at his life and dying. Right here’s a trailer.

In case you’re within the Toronto space, there are a few screenings arising in Might. Ticket particulars right here.

Tags: Lifeless Boys, Documentary, Lords of the New Church, Stiv Bators

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Alan Cross is an internationally identified broadcaster, interviewer, author, advisor, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years within the music enterprise, Alan has interviewed the most important names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also called a musicologist and documentarian by way of packages like The Ongoing Historical past of New Music.

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