Tuesday, August 28, 2012

R.I.P. John Nuese (The International Submarine Band)

International Submarine Band guitar player John Nuese has died. R.I.P.

Guitarist and songwriter John Nuese was in a band called "The Trolls" in 1965. (The Trolls featured not only Nuese, but also Lowell "Banana" Levenger, a guitarist and keyboardist who was a founding member of the Youngbloods, and bassist Michael Kane, who followed Levenger into the Youngbloods in 1971).
Later that year, Nuese fell in with Gram Parsons at Harvard, where they formed Gram Parsons and the Like. The Like became the International Submarine Band, and gradually focused on country music, which Nuese had reintroduced to Parsons. Nuese stuck with Parsons in the second version of the ISB, who recorded Safe at Home (LHI, 1968).

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