Monday, 17 March 2014

REWIND: The Stooges - 'Down On The Street'

Today's 'Rewind' selection is in honour of the memory of Scott Asheton, the drummer for The Stooges who died a few days ago on March 15 2014. Making the news public last night, Iggy Pop wrote: "My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother.He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me. My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.”

Scott Asheton was a founding member of the group, and retired temporarily in 2011 after a stroke. He rejoined the band for the 2013 album 'Ready To Die' but did not tour with them due to ill health. He was aged 64. Here's the excellent 'Down On The Street' from their second album 'Fun House', released in July 1970 through Elektra Records and considered "integral in the development of punk rock."

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