RIP Ron Ashton

I had the privilege to stand on stage with one of the bands I grew up with in High School. As a rocker stoner in the late 70's early 80's these dudes where the coolest. It was back in August 2008 at Massey Hall in Toronto. They just had Mike Watt's gear ripped off in Montreal the night before, so the energy was wild. Iggy and the Stooges let people join the band on stage. I stood next to Ron and filmed him with my video cam during NO FUN. What a killer of a time.

If you don't know who the Stooges are, check out the first 3 records.
Check out this YOUTUBE - "I WANNA BE YOUR DOG"it's a classic Ron Ashton guitar riff.

RIP RON - you will be missed.

1 comment:

rockAction said...

Had the chance to see Ron, Niagara and Destroy all Monsters at Larry's Hideaway in T.O. on the eve of finishing my first year of College. He had the most powerful attack stance I've ever seen from someone holding wailing on his axe. The way he planted his lead foot forward dressed in battle fatigues meanwhile laying out a blistering sound like a cutting laser.