Wednesday, January 07, 2009

R.I.P. Ron Asheton

With the passing of Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, it's all the more infuriating that the Stooges still haven't been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The underrated 1970 album Fun House remains one of the most influential rock records ever due in large part to Asheton's early proto-punk sound. Need proof? Listen to virtually any Ramones album or Nirvana's "Drain You" which sounds eerily similar to "T.V. Eye."

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