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R.I.P. Alex Brown, guitarist of GORILLA BISCUITS

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Alex Brown, guitarist of the veteran NYHC bands GORILLA BISCUITS, PROJECT X and SIDE BY SIDE, has died at the age of 52. The band’s vocalist Anthony Civarelli revealed that his death was the result of an aneurysm, a basal ganglia stroke. He comented:

“The world lost a son, brother, uncle, artist, musician and loving friend this week. I lost my bandmate and friend of over 30 years, a piece of my heart died this week and all I can do is think of all the fun, shows, meals flights and trips we had together. All the late night talks and all the early morning hangs with him and my wife and kids. There will never be another alex brown. A memorial service will be held in Iowa in the coming weeks. Tell the ones you love that you love them, alex passed away from natural causes a basal ganglia stroke.”

Gorilla Biscuits formed in 1987, but Brown joined the band 2 years later and was a part of the influential era started with the 1989 album Start Today. The band broke up in 1991, but continued to reunite every few years. The current line-up consists of Anthony Civarelli, Walter Schreifels, Arthur Smilios, and Luke Abbey

Brown had a sareer as a painter. His paintings were displayed at the New York gallery Feature, Inc..

Alex Brown of GB

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Colossal loss today. Alex Brown was a guy that influenced and inspired me personally in so many ways. From the wit of his early writing in Schism, to the design aesthetic that he almost single-handedly created (think Schism logo and just about all things Schism related, think Youth Crew 88 shirts, think all things Side By Side, think Gorilla Biscuits art and logos, etc.), to the bands that he’s done (Side By Side, Project X, Gorilla Biscuits), the guy was a unique, gifted and unmatched talent. I talked to Alex quite a bit during the Double Cross days and made it clear to him that Double Cross was a reflection of both his spirit and aesthetics. I don’t think he realized the impact of his art and style and if he did, he was extremely humble about it all. I still remember talking to Alex outside on the street, right after Rev 25 NYC had wrapped up and him telling me that he was a huge fan of Double Cross and checked it out regularly. Hearing that from someone I respected so much and knowing that it probably wouldn’t have existed without his influence, meant the world to me. So thank you Alex, thanks for blessing us all with your creativity and for simply being a friendly, humble, good guy. You will be monumentally missed, but your legacy will live forever. . . . #alexbrownforever #kidhardforever #kidhard #harderthanchinesearithmetic #schism #schismrecords #schismfanzine #sidebyside #projectx #gorillabiscuits #alexbrown 🙏🏻💔🙏🏻

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