Another Little Red Member Quits: ‘The Fuel Tank Is Empty’
News posted Wednesday, July 18 2012 at 02:00 PM.
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The Little Red exodus continues, with bassist Quang Dinh officially leaving the group.
Dinh’s departure – one of the worst kept secrets in Australian rock’n’roll – comes after keyboardist Tom Hartney left the band in April to pursue solo project Major Tom & The Atoms.
Dinh announced his decision to quit Little Red via a statement published on Facebook earlier this month. He’ll now turn his attention to new project Naked Bodies, which will play their first gig at The Espy in Melbourne on July 21. Here’s Dinh’s statement in full:
To all friends of Little Red,
The fuel tank is empty, the dinosaurs are extinct, the power has been cut, the milk is sour, the toast is burnt, the fire extinguished, the back is broken, the needle worn, the train delayed till the end of time.
Now, the dog is dead, the body hungry, the mind alone and the spirit tired.
Thank you for the past 6 years. I have been blessed and privileged to have experienced as much as I have with this band and I hope some joy or good came out of it for you and everybody else involved. But as you make a contract with life, you make a contract with death. And without sadness, there will be no more footsteps here.
Tonight, it is time to leave the safety of the second womb. Re-entering the world naked, hungry and free.
Dinh and Hartney’s respective departures, along with uncertainty surrounding drummer Taka Honda, has caused many to speculate about Little Red’s future. But in an interview with M+N, Hartney said he expected remaining members Dom Byrne and Adiran Beltrame to continue on.