RIP Steven DeChiara of Blitzoids

On October 19 Steven DeChiara of the trio Blitzoids passed away. Steve was a multi-instrumentalist – bass, guitar, keyboards, woodwinds, percussion and more.

The Blitzoids were a Chicago area-based trio (Steve De Chiara, Jim Nickels, Chris De Chiara) that delivered two albums of anarchic collages of found sounds, instrumental jams and pseudo-songs that could border both on dadaistic cacophony and on parodistic genre-bending. The albums were reissued in 2006 on ReR.

In addition to Steves work with Blitzoids he appeared on a number of Eugene Chadbourne albums and recorded a number of albums under the name of Kinkzoid.

Steve will forever be missed.

One reply on “RIP Steven DeChiara of Blitzoids”

Chris, I am so sorry to hear this and I send my sincere condolences both to you and to the larger family. I recall fondly my time in Lombard, visiting the two of you and finding wonderful new music. And recall seeing you both at a Magma show in Chicago some years ago. Again, I send my sincere best wishes.

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