October 1, 2022


Art Is Experience

Dallas Good of The Sadies dead at 48

Dallas Fantastic, singer-guitarist of the Toronto band The Sadies, has died.

“It’s with unfathomable disappointment that we announce the sudden passing of Dallas on Thursday, February 17th,” the band wrote in a Facebook put up Friday. 

“Forty 8 yrs old, he died of organic triggers though under doctor’s care for a coronary health issues found out earlier this 7 days. A son, a brother, a husband, a close friend, a bandmate, a leader, a pressure to be reckoned with, we have no text for the shock we are all sensation.”

The Sadies shaped in Toronto in 1994 and introduced their first album, Precious Times. in 1998. The band was built up of Very good, his singer-guitarist brother Travis Fantastic, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky.

The band was continue to actively undertaking at the time of Good’s death and experienced launched a new one, “Message to Belial,” in January.

In its decades creating new music, the band collaborated with Neko Case, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie, Neil Younger and Kurt Vile, among other folks, according to its website. 

The band’s U.S. document label, Yep Roc Data, explained The Sadies made and perfected a style of audio that was uniquely its own.

“We have dropped a cornerstone of the label,” the label’s co-owner Glenn Dicker claimed in a assertion emailed to CBC Information. “The Sadies have often been the band to enjoy and hear out there for me. I am grateful to you, Dallas, for so many excellent exhibits, spine shaking songs and great situations. I’ll never halt listening.”

Other tributes to Excellent poured in on social media Friday.

“I’ve recognised Dallas Fantastic because Battles of The Bands in 1980’s Aurora/Newmarket,” Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Women wrote on Twitter. “Generally the most rock & roll dude in the area and normally a wry smile in recognition of a shared musical journey.”

The band Billy Expertise reported Excellent experienced been “an integral portion of the Toronto songs scene.”

NDP MP Charlie Angus identified as Good’s loss of life “a enormous blow to Canada and to new music lovers just about everywhere.”