Ron Asheton

January 6, 2009 at 11:33 pm (Uncategorized)

Ron Asheton, the guitarist for the Stooges and Destroy All Monsters, and the inspiration for many to take up that guitar has been found dead in his home. He was 60.  

The first Stooges record I bought was Raw Power, where Asheton had been relegated to bass in favour of James Williamson. Later on I sought out the first two records, The Stooges and Fun House. I’m not a guitar player, so on a certain level, I’m unable to appreciate the man’s work, but as a fan, it’s incredible.  I’m not so fond of The Weirdness, but it’s worth looking for The Live in DetroitDVD.  Paul Trynka’s biography Open Up and Bleed is pretty good too.

Here’s the NME’s obit. http://www.nme.com/news/the-stooges/41900

 

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(stolen from Simon Reynolds Blissblog)

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