What Happened to MX-80 Sound? Bruce Anderson’s Cause of Death
It’s with the most profound sorrow to announce on January 12, 2022, that The guitarist and co-founder of Indiana art-rock greats MX-80 passed away. The heartfelt news has shaken many souls; But what happened? The story behind Bruce Anderson’s cause of death is yet untold but stay to learn about his life and career.
MX-80 also goes by the name MX-80 Sound, which is an eclectic American art-rock band founded in 1974 by Mr. Anderson. MX-80’s signature sound consisted of breakneck metallic guitar combined with cross-rhythmic percussion, atonal chord structure, and dispassionate vocals.
It’s considered one of the most out-of-step but prescient bands of its time. The band has been labeled noise rock, post-punk, acid punk, and heavy-metal MX-80’s sonic melange set the stage for Swans, Sonic Youth, Codeine, and Shellac notoriously difficult to categorize.
Besides Mr. Anderson, the band is included Dale Sophiea (bass). Sophia and Anderson, former members of Bloomington’s Screaming Gypsy Bandits, and in 1975 two drummers, Jeff Armour and Kevin Teare, were added.
MX-80 performed a regular series of Sunday concerts at the Monroe County public library, tracks of which were later compiled on CD, unable to obtain gigs in most local music venues.
The band’s first studio, Big Hits: Hard Pop From The Hoosiers (Bar-B-Q Records 1976), was recorded at Gilfoy Studios, produced by Mark Bingham and engineered by Mark Hood.
To name a few of their works:
- Hard Attack (1977)
- Out of the Tunnel (1980)
- Crowd Control (1981)
- Das Love Boat (1990)
- I’ve Seen Enough (1995)
- We’re an American Band (2005)
- Hougher House (2021)
- Better Than Life (Summer 2022)
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Behind Shadows Bruce Anderson’s Cause of Death
Nothing yet has been shared clarifying Bruce Anderson’s cause of death. May he be remembered fondly, and may God help his friends and family to get through such difficult times.
Amoeba Music tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Bruce Anderson, a longtime Amoebite who worked with us in the Bay Area for over 25 years. Bruce was a guitarist with MX-80 & many others. No one sounded like him. We were lucky to be graced with decades of his wit, grace & friendship, and we will miss him dearly.”
A fan expressed: “Bruce Anderson was an amazing, gifted, inventive guitarist but an even better person. He was a friend, one of my husband’s musical mentors and collaborators, and just a wonderful guy. We’re going to miss him. My love to Meredith and all in the MX family.”
David Grubbs shared: “Why are we here if we’re just going to disappear?” RIP Bruce Anderson, brilliant and immediately recognizable guitarist of MX-80 Sound.”
One commented: “Rest in Peace, dear musical brother and mentor Bruce Anderson. I’m going to miss him so much. It’s very hard to put into words what I’m feeling. We spent so much time together playing in his improv groups, rehearsals, and MX80. He was an incredible musician and a real sweetheart.”
Jive Time Records shared: “RIP, Bruce Anderson, powerful and inventive guitarist for noisy rock margin-walkers MX-80 Sound. Check out Hard Attack, Out Of The Tunnel, Big Hits, and Crowd Control & Anderson’s 1995 solo joint Brutality for further enlightenment.”
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