Thursday, January 08, 2009

Metallic KO

Crass coming up soon, I promise. However, I couldn't let the week pass without acknowledging the death of Stooges' guitarist Ron Asheton on January 6th. His demise came too soon at the age of 60 (though he outlived bandmate Mike Alexander by some 33 years). You're possibly expecting a download of I Wanna Be Your Dog or something from Raw Power. Well, you're out of luck. Here, instead, is something from their 2003 Steve Albini-produced album The Wierdness.

Download I'm Fried by The Stooges (mp3)

Of course, it could have been worse for Ron. He could have ended up selling car insurance.