My Favourite Agitator; RIP Randall Desmond Archibald AKA Randy Rampage

Photo: bev davies

Randy means so much to me. We were in a band, the short-lived, ill fated 45s, which I chose to believe was about vinyl, not firearms.  Few life experiences are more bonding than writing songs and performing together. I met him at a time in my life when I was fumbling, uncertain. NO FUTURE after all. He provided direction and made me feel like I could do anything, by example, through sheer exuberance, and with kind and encouraging words. I marvelled at his unparalleled self-assuredness. Certainly he could do anything! And did. His confidence and sense of purpose were infectious and for that I am eternally grateful. It was a privilege knowing Randy and Randy will remain an inspiration. Always.

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2 thoughts on “My Favourite Agitator; RIP Randall Desmond Archibald AKA Randy Rampage

  1. Randy’s death hit the old Surrey punk brotherhood harder than any such event since a very young Simon Wilde died. Both bassists got us as we got them: we got pissed and we destroyed. The urge to destruct being creative as fuck after all.

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