We just heard the sad sad (and right now rather shocking) news of the passing of Atom Seed frontman Paul Cunningham. Those of you who go back a long way with Organ will know of our history and how involved with Atom Seed we were back at the start of the 90’s. Paul was the larger than life adrenaline junkie of a frontman, we loved him to bits, we had loads of adventures, mostly in uncomfortable tours vans, outrageous tales at places like the Marquee or the chaos of the Buckley Tiv or Southend or the hundreds of venues up and down the land that we all hit together. For a couple of years, for those in the know, Atom Seed were the band and yes, it was everything you might imagine touring with a rock band might be. We had fun, we had fights, we had brilliant times, sometimes we crashed and through it all Paul was always there, ready to go again, to jump on the next stage or the next bar or the next table and lead it all. Those Atom Seed days were (mostly) brilliant, there are many tales we probably shouldn’t ever tell, there was only ever one album, but what an album if you were there at the time, and what a couple of years of gigs and adventures with the Lost Tribe. It was never destined to last, we all knew that, but while it did oh what fun it was. Paul was, as if often said at times like this, but he really really was one of the best, he really was. he was a live wire, he was full of energy, full of everything. It was always good to bump into him and catch up, to share stories and remember the time at this or that gig to find out what he was up to, he’d always laugh his head off at the suggestion of the Seed coming back but then he’d laugh his head off at most things, Ah damn, Paul was a mate, he was great, he was always smiling, he had a massive South London grin, we loved him to bits, we’ll miss him lots. Our thoughts are with his family and the Atom Seed family, R.I.P Mate.
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