People Who Died

The Jim Carroll Band

1 cover version of this song

Original 142,456 plays
Against Me!11,772 plays
Catholic Boy (1980) is an album by The Jim Carroll Band. Carroll was notable for publishing a memoir, The Basketball Diaries, and poetry collections including Living at the Movies. It spawned two FM hits, "It's Too Late" and "People Who Died" (about friends of the singer's who died before their time). The front cover photograph was taken by Annie Leibovitz.
"People Who Died" has been covered multiple times: John Cale on the album Antártida (1995), Drive-By Truckers on the live album Alabama Ass Whuppin' (2000), Lordz of Brooklyn on the album The Brooklyn Way (2006), and Willie Nile on the album American Ride (2013). In 2014, Gwar Appended a version of "People Who Died" onto their cover of the Pet Shop Boys song West End Girls for the AV Club's Undercover series, with lyrics paying tribute to their recently deceased singer, Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie).

Jim Carroll – vocals
Brian Linsley – guitar
Stephen Linsley – bass
Terrell Winn – guitar
Wayne Woods – drums
Additional personnel:
Allen Lanier – keyboards on "Day and Night" & "I Want the Angel"
Bobby Keys – saxophone on "City Drops into the Night"
Amy Kanter – vocal on "Day and Night"
Sally, Hilary, Neon, Janet – backing vocals on "People Who Died" Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.