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Leftover Crack, Choking Victim bassist Alec Baillie dies

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:47 AM PT
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Alec Baillie, bass player of hardcore punk band Leftover Crack and its predecessor Choking Victim, among others, passed away earlier this week.

Leftover Crack have issued the following statement:

"It is with a heavy heart we regret to share the passing of our bandmate, bass-player and friend Alec Baillie on Tuesday morning.

"Along with guitarist/vocalist Scott Sturgeon, Alec was a co-founding member of the bands No Commercial Value, and the Crack Rock Steady Seven. Most notably are his contributions to the bands Choking Victim and Leftover Crack, co-writer of many songs such as: '5-Finger Discount', 'Fuck America', 'Operation MOVE', 'Nazi White Trash' and 'Life is Pain'. His work over the course of time enabled him to travel the world, along with band mates Brad Logan, Don Morris, Ezra Kire and Al Rosenberg. He was a brother to us and endeared himself to those that he worked and toured with over the past 25 years. This loss cuts so deep that we are left in a state of shock and confusion as to how to proceed forward.

"In these hardest of times, it is easy to lose sight of the goodness in people and the world, and too easy to fall prey to depression and the pitfalls that can join it. We ask for people to please keep his family and friends in your hearts right now, and allow us and each other the kindness and space to process this painful loss. And most of all, please keep yourselves and each other safe and try to be sensitive to those that might be having a harder time than most during this dark winter. Don't be afraid to reach out to others. There are always people that need to help others in order to value themselves. Alec surely was one of them.

"Please use these resources, or feel free to post additional resources (national or local) in the comments to help keep our community safe: Suicide Hotline (call or text): 800-273-8255 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration): 800-622-4357"