Saturday, April 18, 2020

Matthew Seligman, bass player and producer, July 14, 1955 - April 17, 2020

Mathew Seligman lost his fight against COVID-19. He had played bass for Morrissey, David Bowie, Sinhead O'Connor, Tori Amos, Chrissy Hynde, The Thomson Twins, The Soft Boys, and Robyn Hitchcock, amongst others. Outside of music he worked as a human rights lawyer.

Robyn Hitchcock fondly remembers Seligman in his tribute, referring to him as “a joyous and funky bass player.” Hitchcock continued: “He made Underwater Moonlight an exuberant LP to record and listen to. His manic bass run at the end of ‘Insanely Jealous’ and his stately propeller dive into the last chorus of the title track, as well as the insistent groove he brought to ‘Kingdom of Love’ are some of the finest bass playing I have ever witnessed... I’m profoundly grateful to have played music with him.”


The Soft Boys Matthew Seligman has Died

“Pop music is about overstating the obvious” - Matthew Seligman, July 14 1955 - April 17 2020

From the legendary Soft Boys, Underwater Moonlight album. One of my favourite albums.

Queen of Eyes (1980)

Underwater Moonlight

The Soft Boys

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