RIP Seth Putnam: You Lived by Your Own Rules
Seth Putnam also played with Executioner and Satan’s Warriors, Angry Hate, Post Mortem, Shit Scum, Upside Down Cross, Adolf Satan, and Vaginal Jesus.
His aim was “to get the most offensive, stupid, dumb, etc name possible“. (He might have tried Genesis but it was taken.)
Songs included: You Were Pregnant So I Kicked You In The Stomach, I Lit Your Baby On Fire, I Sent Concentration Camp Footage to America’s Funniest Home Videos, I Intentionally Ran over Your Dog and Women: Nature’s Punching Bag.
This was him playing I’m Gonna Give You A.I.D.S.:
In October 12, 2004, Putnam was hospitalized after ingesting two months’ worth of Ambien sleeping pills. It was reported that he spent the previous day contemplating suicide, although exact circumstances surrounding the drug overdose are vague…
An interviewer, citing the band’s song You’re in a Coma, asked him how the experience felt. “Actually, being in a coma was just as fuckin’ stupid as I wrote it was,” he said. “We did a show on 27 August in Albany and we played You’re in a Coma for the first time ever live. I don’t want people to think I’m a hypocrite. I don’t want people to think that I can’t make fun of myself.”
In the message confirming Putnam’s death, Kelly said: “I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I’m hoping that the internet will remember that.
Kim Kelly of Catharsis PR has confirmed the news of his death, initially via Twitter. She then elaborated eloquently via her personal blog — which, please note, is not a press release or official statement. It’s a personal response from an actual friend of the dearly departed.
“I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I’m hoping that the Internet will remember that,” she writes. “This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that.”
He was never on the telly all that often…