View Full Version : Dennis Flemion missing and presumed dead in lake


MisterSquishyHalo
07-09-2012, 10:13 PM
http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/wisconsin/divers-continue-their-search-for-missing-swimmer-in-a-racine-county-lake


Big part of the adore era and of course the Frogs. If he his gone, RIP


Sad

reprise85
07-09-2012, 10:23 PM
aww shiit

reprise85
07-09-2012, 10:23 PM
:(

MyOneAndOnly
07-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Wtf. Wtf.

soniclovenoize
07-09-2012, 10:35 PM
Oh man. I was trying to say to myself "Nah, that's not Dennis-Frog, maybe a different Dennis Flemion from Wisconsin..." But in doing some research, the Rosey Jack World newsletter is from West Allis, WI, and he apparently tweeted something mentioning West Allis a few months ago.

This sucks. :(

MonteLDS
07-09-2012, 10:43 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'm devastated by the loss of my friend Dennis Flemion. Words can't explain the sorrow. A tragic loss. Please pray for his family.</p>&mdash; Billy Corgan (@Billy) <a href="https://twitter.com/Billy/status/222519706127568897" data-datetime="2012-07-10T02:36:46+00:00">July 10, 2012</a></blockquote>
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reprise85
07-09-2012, 10:46 PM
:(

great poster
07-09-2012, 10:47 PM
christ, that's terrible :(

RIP

soniclovenoize
07-09-2012, 10:50 PM
Fuck it, share your favorite Frogs songs in remembrance.

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TuralyonW3
07-09-2012, 10:53 PM
Crazy

Dennis came out for the encore of the 2007 Austin show I was at

Monet LSD
07-09-2012, 10:54 PM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RL4fnRBiz90" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Monet LSD
07-09-2012, 10:56 PM
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MonteLDS
07-09-2012, 10:57 PM
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MyOneAndOnly
07-09-2012, 11:00 PM
This is horrible

God dammit!

MonteLDS
07-09-2012, 11:00 PM
i like this version of Billy with the Frogs

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soniclovenoize
07-09-2012, 11:04 PM
I've seen The Frogs twice, right before Lollipop Surprise came out and then again on New Years eve in 2002 possibly. It was fucking incredible, the way they destroyed and broke every rule of being in a rock band: starting and stopping songs on a whim, on-stage rambling and meaningless vamping (yet intentional), insulting and mocking the audience, totally changing the "hit songs". They somehow took the extreme unprofessionalism and honed it to a careful craft that teetered on a razor's edge. It was amazing how confrontational they were to the audience, and that was really exciting. It was like anything could happen.

Also Dennis was a great drummer. Just listening to him, you wouldn't know he was standing up and just playing a snare and a tom--he made it sound like a full kit. wtf!?

paranoid
07-09-2012, 11:09 PM
My daughter the broad is one of my all time favorite albums. So sad about this.

samuel redman
07-09-2012, 11:16 PM
terrible news..

slunken
07-09-2012, 11:19 PM
i can't even

reprise85
07-09-2012, 11:19 PM
fuck this world

stripes
07-09-2012, 11:23 PM
This is awful! RIP to the man, and my condolences to his family

Pizza Club
07-09-2012, 11:37 PM
This is so sad.

reprise85
07-09-2012, 11:53 PM
i haven't listened to the frogs in a long time. until tonight! RIP Dennis :-/

ciGarski
07-09-2012, 11:58 PM
Andy Richter tweeted about this.

Andy Richter ‏@Andy_Richter
So sad to hear that Dennis Flemion of the Frogs has died. If you don't know this great band, you are missing some great stuff.

iPumpkin
07-10-2012, 12:38 AM
FUCK. Major bummer. I feel like I am getting so old. Remember seeing them at the Avalon with Swervedriver & SP. Amazing show and amazing night.

Dennis teased Cherub Rock and there was nearly a riot. Ahhhhhh the 90s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTXa2ZFnLJs&feature=related

FlutterShyIha
07-10-2012, 02:14 AM
So sad... :(

ciGarski
07-10-2012, 02:14 AM
fluttershyiha everyone.

RenewRevive
07-10-2012, 07:43 AM
sad news.

MyOneAndOnly
07-10-2012, 09:40 AM
this gives me a reason to get drunk every night for at least a week.

flavin
07-10-2012, 09:46 AM
RIP

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 09:47 AM
So sad... :(

you're 13 you dont know who the frogs are shup

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 09:48 AM
:( tho.

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 09:48 AM
I spent all grade six listening to their album 'It's only right and natural.' this is wrong.

Astur
07-10-2012, 10:04 AM
I spent all grade six listening to their album 'It's only right and natural.' this is wrong.

you sure have a story for each goddamn band mentioned in netphoria don't you

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 10:06 AM
yes. kurt cobain mentioned the frogs in his journal and i got interested and i ended up listening to their record and i have loved it ever since.

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 10:57 AM
http://i49.tinypic.com/zlzzn9.png

reprise85
07-10-2012, 11:07 AM
blah blah blah

Raskolnikov
07-10-2012, 11:38 AM
Great obituary here: http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/2012/07/09/dennis-flemion/

Very personally written, really gives it a great touch. Also, classic caption on that photo.

Astur
07-10-2012, 11:48 AM
yes. kurt cobain mentioned the frogs in his journal and i got interested and i ended up listening to their record and i have loved it ever since.

sure! what's your story with, say, Pavement?

D.
07-10-2012, 11:53 AM
you're 13 you dont know who the frogs are shup
meanwhile, you're what, 14?

killtrocity
07-10-2012, 11:55 AM
here comes the watermelon seed up my snoot snout, and that's your asshole, your snoot snout

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reprise85
07-10-2012, 12:00 PM
I spent all grade six listening to their album 'It's only right and natural.' this is wrong.

i got into them around this age as well

emilem
07-10-2012, 04:58 PM
i got into them through vieuphoria in 2004 or so. the ep corgan did with them is da bomb. really sad news.

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 06:09 PM
sure! what's your story with, say, Pavement?

my brother has slanted and enchanted.
like a few of their songs, haircut and stereo.
not a big fan.

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 06:09 PM
meanwhile, you're what, 14?

i'm 105.

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 06:10 PM
astur don't go thinking i am some idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about, i was raised on music, i like everything.

paranoid
07-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Some of you folks sound like arrogant old farts picking on kids who are getting into good music. Stop being silly.

Dogfighter28
07-10-2012, 10:44 PM
ugh

rottenugly
07-10-2012, 10:49 PM
i just saw toy porno today, pretty good.

Ozzmosis
07-10-2012, 11:12 PM
sad stuff, RIP

Butt Pope
07-10-2012, 11:49 PM
I'm a fetus.

soniclovenoize
07-11-2012, 12:34 AM
I can't remember when I got Vieuphoria (and was first exposed to The Frogs), if it was 1994 or 1995. I know it was BEFORE Mellon Collie came out because I thought the rant in I Am One was an unreleased song (meaning it was before Zero was released so I hadn't associated it with that yet). But I can't remember if I started collecting Frogs material that year or not... I know I bought Starjob the day it came out, and I already had My Daughter and It's Only Right And Natural. So I guess it was probably in 1996 I started getting into The Frogs?

New Art Rioter
07-11-2012, 05:24 PM
Boo, I love The Frogs. This is sad :(

jalora
07-11-2012, 08:26 PM
Dennis was a great guy, an amazingly gifted songwriter, and was personally responsible for introducing me to more great music than anyone.

When I started the Frogs web site back in 1995, he called me on the phone and we ended up corresponding off and on for about fifteen years. He was my personal musical hero.

He will be dearly missed.

mercurial
07-11-2012, 10:59 PM
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DaveKShape
07-12-2012, 01:35 PM
his body has been recovered:

http://fox6now.com/2012/07/11/dennis-flemions-body-recovered-after-wind-lake-drowning/

myosis
07-12-2012, 04:47 PM
july 6 they announce two new albums on their facebook page.
july 7 the guy has a nice day with family at his favorite local lake and drowns
:(

krackhead
07-16-2012, 01:24 AM
what a tragedy. rip.

D.
07-16-2012, 01:26 AM
Apparently Matt Walker and Jimmy were at the wake, and Billy wrote a song for Dennis and performed it at the funeral. Does anyone know when and how he's going to release that song?
i'm sure he'll get right to releasing it, you goddamn idiot.

BurtSampson
07-16-2012, 02:35 AM
let's be honest it probably wasn't very good

reprise85
07-16-2012, 02:47 AM
jesus christ

rottenugly
07-16-2012, 03:19 AM
^

Cool As Ice Cream
07-16-2012, 03:54 AM
lol what a clown

ciGarski
07-19-2012, 06:56 PM
kenny aronoff

Shallowed
07-19-2012, 07:14 PM
Could be good. Sounds awful, but Billy being depressed and sad seems to be a good starting point for writing a song.

Someone died.

Ihaguitar
07-19-2012, 07:21 PM
here comes the watermelon seed up my snoot snout, and that's your asshole, your snoot snout

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Classic.

Ihaguitar
07-19-2012, 07:29 PM
let's be honest it probably wasn't very good

:rofl:

pavementtune
07-19-2012, 08:24 PM
Yes, someone died. For many people a reason to express their feelings through art. Billy's mother died, and he wrote For Martha. That's all I was saying.

redbreegull
07-19-2012, 08:46 PM
and then Mark Tulin died and look what we got

rottenugly
07-21-2012, 08:55 PM
Yes, someone died. For many people a reason to express their feelings through art. Billy's mother died, and he wrote For Martha. That's all I was saying.

For Martha was originally titled Dear Martha, it was going to be a mashup of Dear Mama by Tupac and For Martha...After Tupac died, Billy scrapped the Tupac version and went with what is now known as the Adore version.

rottenugly
07-21-2012, 08:56 PM
But the plan is to show you that I understand
Dear Martha...

D.
07-22-2012, 12:37 AM
For Martha was originally titled Dear Martha, it was going to be a mashup of Dear Mama by Tupac and For Martha...After Tupac died, Billy scrapped the Tupac version and went with what is now known as the Adore version.

But the plan is to show you that I understand
Dear Martha...
man, i dunno if it's because i'm tired or halfway through a cup of vodka, but this shit was funny.

Trotskilicious
07-22-2012, 01:04 AM
man this band sucks p bad omg they sayed balls lol

soniclovenoize
12-05-2012, 07:16 PM
Oh wow, I just found my copies of Made Up Songs volumes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Up-loading flacs to what for those who care...

BasedGod
12-05-2012, 07:23 PM
Did the Frogs ever do anything with the 'mats?

pavementtune
12-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Trots, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Edit: ah I get it now. You are bored enough to read posts from several months ago.
From what I have been told, Billy actually performed that song also at the Flemion's home.
That was recorded - along with the videos we already know. So much for "private".

Zerospaced
12-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Trots, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Edit: ah I get it now. You are bored enough to read posts from several months ago.
From what I have been told, Billy actually performed that song also at the Flemion's home.
That was recorded - along with the videos we already know. So much for "private".

So first you want a song to be released that Billy played at one of his good friends funerals. And then you complain when said song is released on a video from a small party at the Flemion's home?

Trotskilicious
12-06-2012, 12:01 AM
well it's also the fact that some guy died and bill corgan performed a song at his funeral, which is pretty sweet for such a cantankerous old bastard like bill, and pavementtune is almost beside himself about OMGZ NEW SONG WHEN WILL IT COME OUT

<u>COULD YOU BE MORE CALLOUS?</U> and oblivious for that matter god damn, it was bumped, it was new to me and it was kind of hilarious how everyone basically said what i just now said and you <i>still</i> don't see what the big deal is.

pavementtune
12-06-2012, 12:07 AM
So first you want a song to be released that Billy played at one of his good friends funerals. And then you complain when said song is released on a video from a small party at the Flemion's home?
Nope. He performed it - along with other songs - in their house. Gave permission to get this stuff on youtube - except the one song he wrote in a hurry. I don't WANT anything, I just guessed, one Billy will record it properly.

pavementtune
12-06-2012, 12:14 AM
well it's also the fact that some guy died and bill corgan performed a song at his funeral, which is pretty sweet for such a cantankerous old bastard like bill, and pavementtune is almost beside himself* about OMGZ NEW SONG WHEN WILL IT COME OUT

<u>COULD YOU BE MORE CALLOUS?</U> and oblivious for that matter god damn, it was bumped, it was new to me and it was kind of hilarious how everyone basically said what i just now said and you <i>still</i> don't see what the big deal is.

1.*herself
2. You got the wrong impression. I never expected it to be released right away.
But I think he will eventually do something with that song - especially since he doesn't shit out good songs very often.
I only wondered how he would release it - putting it on the next album under the teargarden umbrella would be a little odd.

Trotskilicious
12-06-2012, 12:18 AM
pardon the gender confusion i am unsure myself so i write "birdo" on the census forms

pavementtune
12-06-2012, 12:21 AM
Makes sense. I just like to establish that I prefer "stupid cunt" instead of "dickhead" .
Also dickhead should be disqualified as insult.

NilSineDeo
12-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Oh wow, I just found my copies of Made Up Songs volumes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Up-loading flacs to what for those who care...

:( I care but don't have a what account. If anyone can upload them someplace else I'd appreciate it

dronestar
12-06-2012, 11:33 AM
^^^^

This.

soniclovenoize
12-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Hmm, my computer doesn't seem to recognize my copy of vol 5,7,9. That sucks. :p

Also, this was posted on the comments of the torrent I uploaded:

thnx 4 the up,

track 14, I could be mistaken...but I think I do everything myself... I didn't notice any help neither the click sounds from the stereo, nor the streets...

Well, I did notice that sometimes cars block my way preventing me from reaching certain cars, well if you are that worried, then explain the game to me, after that, you shouldn't worry at all since I'll be making the right decisions all the time...

But you see, keeping me in the dark regarding the rules, they hope that I will let them guide me, f**k no, this will not happen at all...

so, White/Black/Locals and whatever quit dreaming!

???

NilSineDeo
12-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Also, this was posted on the comments of the torrent I uploaded:

???


Whaaa??

T&T
12-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Also, this was posted on the comments of the torrent I uploaded:???
weird....
thanks for sharing.
this is the first losslss rip of these disks i've seen around

*Made-Up Cassette (A)
*Made-Up Cassette (B)
*Made-Up Cassette (C)
*Made-Up Cassette (D)
*Made-Up Songs #1,6
*Made-Up Songs #6,8
*Made-Up Songs #2,3,4
*Made-Up Songs #5,7,9
*Made-Up Songs #10,11,12
*Made-Up Songs #13,14,15
any idea why no.6 shows up twice. ??

now i'm only missing a rip of
*Made-Up Songs #13,14,15


edit:
i've uploaded this stuff before (http://forums.netphoria.org/showthread.php?t=150491), so quit the PMs already.

JRock
12-06-2012, 03:21 PM
The Frogs played with Pumpkins on the MCIS tour that I saw in 1996. It was my very first rock concert. The Frogs opened and then came out and joined the pumpkins for the encore. it was awesome. RIP.