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Posted by themusicsover on November 7, 2009
December 19, 1957 – November 7, 1986
Tracy Pew is best remembered as the bassist for late ’70s / early ’80s Australian post punk goth rock band, The Birthday Party. Although the band never achieved much more than limited cult status, it’s individual members, including Nick Cave, went on to varying levels of success after the band split up in 1983. It was then that Pew all but retired from the music business, opting instead to go to university where he studied philosophy and literature. He did resurface over the next couple of years to participate in a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album as well as one by Lydia Lunch. On November 7, 1986, Tracy Pew died of an epileptic seizure at the age of 28.