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Kevin Gilbert is one of the greatest musical geniouses of the late 20th century! The complexity of his music is astounding. It is hard to fathom what this guy was cranking out while in his early twenties. I was turned on to his music only in recent years, but I find myself going back over and over again. He's the artist I have listened the most to the past year.
Kevin Gilbert is awesome, was a very talented musician songwriter. I found this site http://specialty.weebly.com/kevingilbert.html, looks like it has some rare material also with Giraffe, they have some audio samples too, anyway thought someone would like this since it's so hard to find rare material.
The Toy Matinee album is the best pop album I have ever heard.It was definitely Kevin's attempt at making complex,musically challenging pop music.It took me ages to find it too,did you get the special edition with the 5 bonus tracks?
The saddest part of all of it is that, if he had just lasted a little longer, his life probably would have taken a great turn. He was going to audition for his idol band! (and knowing his talent and charisma, I'm sure he would have made it)
It was a crappy thing for her to do, taking the credit for the song. But I don't take it as far as some have, saying she was responsible for his "suicide". His death was a terrible accident and not much else.
I found copies of Toy Matinee on cassette actually a few months ago. The Live at the Roxy bootleg with Sterile Cow has been heard for many years. I guess the fact you barely hear her doing any singing ("There Was A Little Boy"), I don't care too much. It's still a terrific live recording.
Something just as weird is listening to the recently released "Kevin Gilbert plays Toy Matinee Live".Crow plays keyboards and sings background vocals and even though it's a great album it just pisses me off to hear her on it.
I;m a major Kevin Gilbert freak.I see a lot of people digging Thud and TSOT(both are masterpieces),but you guys should try to get your hands on a copy of The Kaviar Sessions.Excellent music but very different than his other work.
One of the best musician ever! Tobad he died young, he had more to give. R.I.P Kevin Gilbert
Pretty intresting read about how Sheryl Crow murdered Kevin Gilbert. Check it out:)