Tim Wright, original bassist for the experimental rock group Pere Ubu, has passed away. The cause of death was not announced.
Wright helped to form Pere Ubu in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975. Blending punk and art rock, the band’s sound was underpinned by the bassist’s growling tone on early tracks including “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” and “Final Solution.” Wright also appears on two tracks of the band’s debut LP, The Modern Dance.
By the time Pere Ubu’s album came out in 1978, Wright had taken off to New York City to join the no-wave band DNA. He stuck with the trio until they split up in 1982. He also worked on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts with Eno and David Byrne. He had recently been writing songs and working as a tour technician.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tim Wright.