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    Bark! Go away Quot's Avatar
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    RIP Leonard Cohen


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    I was a late-comer to LEONARD COHEN. Really late. Of course I had both heard of him, and heard some scattered songs. I guess when I was younger I considered him an 'old fogey'. For years, Cohen was on my distant radar and 'one day I'll catch up to him'. Then a few years ago, I saw a live TV special with him. I was instantly hooked. I 'got' him. Immediately. I can count on one hand the times that has happened to me musically. Since then, there is literally no artist I have listened to more. R.I.P. Mr. Cohen. I'm glad I finally discovered you, and, now, I will never let go.

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    Wasn't a fan, but have lots of friends who love the man. 82 seems young to me these days. Rip

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    I got into Leonard Cohen through my mom. She was a fan and so growing up he was on the turntable often enough. I didn't and still don't have a lot in common with my mom, musically speaking, but Cohen was one that I really appreciate her turning me on to. As I got older and got into Nick Cave I noticed the influence pretty much immediately, and Johnny Cash's cover of Bird On A Wire was another reminder to me of the man's importance. I always thought it was interesting that he seemed to experience a bit of a resurgence when his work was included on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack. His music was used perfectly in that movie.
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    I think I first heard him on another soundtrack, Pump Up The Volume, where his version of Everybody Knows and Concrete Blonde's were included.

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    Like Mark, never 'got' him but had friends who loved him, I got that he was something special, maybe just not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    I got into Leonard Cohen through my mom. She was a fan and so growing up he was on the turntable often enough.
    Same here, Ian. My mother was (and is) a big Leonard Cohen fan, and when I was growing up she seemed to nearly always have his albums on our record player at home. I grew up listening to his music and kept that up: some of his recent albums have been very good.

    On the BBC this afternoon, one of the commentators compared Cohen's passing to that of Bowie - in that both of them seemed to be deeply private people, despite their public personae, who continued to make music right up until their deaths.

    Really sad news.
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    Good stuff. Hadn't heard him before last week.
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    My mom loved him too (though I think that for a long time she just had the first LP), but it was when I saw MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER as a young teen that his voice and those songs first really impacted me. Flash-forward to about 15 years ago when I heard Roberta Flack's version of HEY, THAT'S NO WAY TO SAY GOODBYE (ironically, on an album my mom also had) that I fell hard for that song, then getting the Cohen debut on CD and really losing it over SO LONG, MARIANNE, making me even more of a fan, even if I'm only really familiar with that record.

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