Anton Fier, a drummer, composer, bandleader and producer has died. Fier was born on June 20, 1956 and died Sept. 21, 2022 at age 66.
Bob Mould, whose solo albums Workbook and Black Sheets of Rain featured Anton on drums, paid tribute to Fier, writing;
Fier was an early member of The Lounge Lizards and The Feelies.
Aside that, he was in The Lodge (with John Greaves), worked with Pere Ubu, was briefly in the Voidoids, and founded The Golden Palominos.
Fier collaborated extensively with Bill Laswell and also toured and recorded with Hüsker Dü guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Bob Mould.
Fier played and recorded on the John Zorn-led album Locus Solus in 1983. They recorded a live album for Zorn’s 50th birthday celebration: 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 3 of the 50th birthday series on Tzadik Records.
Fier also played with bassist Jack Bruce and Japanese guitarist Kenji Suzuki on the 1987 album Inazuma Super Session – “Absolute Live!!”
Fier also produced several albums, such as the 1988 album of Drivin’ N Cryin’, Whisper Tames The Lion, a 2009 album by guitar virtuoso Jim Campilongo titled Orange, and Lianne Smith’s Two Sides of a River, on which Fier also played drums.
Fier was a very private person and did not give much away with regard to his personal life.