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Pat Fear (Bill Bartell) of White Flag, L.A. punk pioneer, rock afficianado, reported dead.

According to close friends and musical collaborators, Pat Fear has died. The news was reported on the White Flag Facebook page has been repeated by punkrockvinyl and Blur.

Details remain sketchy, but there is an outpouring of grief and tributes to Bill’s warm and edgy total music geek personality and his voluminous musical contributions as Pat Fear.

He was a relentless DIY micro-promoter who traveled the world playing and attending countless shows. From the early days of L.A. punk until as recently as 2010, he and his bandmates produced manic guitar hooks on vinyl.

Bill’s work as a “master parodist” is evident on these collaborative tracks…