By Alex HudsonTim Mooney, a San Francisco-based drummer and producer who performed with such acts as American Music Club and Sun Kil Moon, has died.
This sad news comes via American Music Club leader Mark Eitzel, who wrote a brief tribute message on his blog yesterday (June 14) revealing that Mooney had passed away. Eitzel's message is as follows:
I haven't seen Tim for a few years now but that still didn't lessen the impact of his passing. He was the drummer of AMC for many years. He was absolutely instrumental in whatever sound we had. His style was absolutely unique and as an artist no one could match what he did. He was a good friend to so many people and will be missed. What an absolute loss. I wish all the best to his wife Jude and his daughter Dixie. I have spent all day in a fog thinking about him.
The cause of death has not been officially confirmed and information about Mooney's passing is scarce, but a post on the Electrical Audio message board claims that he died of a heart attack.
Mooney was a member of American Music Club before Eitzel relocated to Los Angeles and Mooney remained in San Francisco. Mooney also played on Sun Kil Moon's debut LP, 2003's Ghosts of the Great Highway, and was a prior member of the Sleepers, Negative Trend and Toiling Midgets.
In addition to playing drums, Mooney was a producer and engineer, and operated his own Closer Recording studio in San Francisco. His production credits include work with such acts as Portastatic, Her Space Holiday and Enablers.