Goodbye Leonard Cohen
Posted on Saturday, November 12 2016 09:42:00 AM in The Decomposers by Trent Griffith
It's been an emotional week to say the least. First came the highs and lows of the election (no matter who you voted for its fair to say it was rough for everyone). Then yesterday it was announced that Leonard Cohen passed away. Cohen was 82 years old and his body of work spanned almost 50 years, yet his is still a profound loss for music lovers everywhere.
Instead of dwelling on the loss of Cohen though, let's look through our Vinyl collection and see who he inspired and worked with and celebrate all of their contributions to the musical framework of our culture. Wilco and Lana Del Rey have covered him,
Arcade Fire credits him as one of their biggest inspirations, and Bon Iver's lyrics draw comparisons to his poetry. His was named one of the 20 Best Coachella sets of all time. You'd be hard pressed to find a musician who hasn't been inspired by him.