The Fluid’s Rick Kulwicki Passes

photo by Rustee Pace

We at KEXP are sad to inform you that punk guitarist and indie-trailblazer Rick Kulwicki has died. The 49 year-old single father passed away at his home in Denver. While cause of death is not 100% confirmed, it appears to be natural causes. Rick is described by many of those who worked with him as an all-around great guy, and Fluid frontman John Robinson described him as “a person of impeccable integrity.”

Most recently a member of The Buckingham Squares, Rick is better known as a part of the Sub Pop band The Fluid, who were the first non-Seattle based band to be signed to the label. The Fluid released two records with Sub Pop and played alongside Nirvana back in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Rick was certainly no stranger to us here at KEXP, so we honor his memory by showcasing what he did best: shredding that guitar.

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