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Video Du Jour: The Stooges

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , on January 23, 2012 by 30daysout

Iggy Pop, Mike Watt and Ron Asheton of the Stooges

A little Austin-tacious memory for you: Iggy Pop and the re-formed Stooges playing an in-store at Waterloo Records during SXSW 2007. The four-song set was as rambunctious as the preshow process – limited by fire marshals to a maximum of 250 people, Waterloo employees had to juggle a line of about 1,000 people before letting just some of those inside.

We got in, luckily, but hundreds more stood in the parking lot and peered through the record store’s windows. Iggy didn’t forget them, he jumped off the stage and performed a few bars of a couple songs in the parking lot. And we got to see the great Ron Asheton on guitar. R.I.P. It was a great show. What a day.

Here’s a bonus video from the same day. Look closely and you can see us in line!

And here’s a couple of my own short videos:

Iggy and the Stooges official website

Bonus: Earlier that day, the Stooges performed the same four-song set and gave a raucous interview with Seattle’s KEXP-FM. They have put together a podcast of the whole show that you can download and hear.

MP3: “Trollin’/ATM/My Idea of Fun/She Took My Money” by the Stooges

Yeah it's blurry but it's so punk!

Ron Asheton of the Stooges, R.I.P.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 6, 2009 by 30daysout



Iggy Pop, Mike Watt and Ron Asheton in Austin, 2007

Guitarist Ron Asheton of the Stooges has died in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the age of 60.  Asheton is a founding member of the seminal punk band, which is nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.  Asheton’s riffs on Fun House (1970) and “TV Eye,” in particular, are rock legend.  We saw the Stooges in 2007 at South by Southwest and Asheton (along with his brother, drummer Scott) could still really bring the thunder.   Ron Asheton is truly one of the godfathers of punk.

Report from the Ann Arbor News on Ron Asheton’s death

MP3: “I Wanna Be Your Dog”

MP3: “1969”

MP3: “No Fun” (full version)

MP3: “TV Eye”

MP3: “Down On The Street” (Single mono mix)

MP3: “I Feel Alright” (Single mono mix)

MP3: “Search And Destroy” (Ron Asheton plays bass on this track)

MP3: “Skull Ring”

MP3: “Trollin’ ”

MP3: “Free and Freaky”

Ron Asheton’s MySpace page

The Stooges official website

It’s Time To Enshrine The Stooges!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 10, 2008 by 30daysout


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is really a joke if they don’t get the Stooges in there.  Quick.  I don’t have to tell you about the influence that Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander and their various replacements have had on rock and roll.  Way back when everyone was gettin’ down with peace and love, the Stooges roared out of the Detroit ghetto with a rock sound that could only be called punk rock.

Their story is very familiar: they’ve been nominated to the Rock Hall six times – and rejected six times.  Even Madonna supports their induction – Madonna!

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