Thursday, January 08, 2009

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R.I.P Ron Asheton, 1948-2009

The renowned guitarist from the original The Stooges line up was found dead from heart failure yesterday.

A twangmaster supreme and the author of the classic Rock song Wanna be your dog, I had the pleasure of seeing him play with a reformed Stooges back in ye year 2004.

The fact that in his early days, Ron Asheton used the controversial impact of Nazi regalia as part of his stage outfit did not go unnoticed by this fan.

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What's up at YouTube:
The Stooges live in Cincinnati, 1970

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Retro babe"...come on, I only want to borrow it for a little while!.."
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Panzer Sdkfz 253
Note the tactical sign of a fully motorized artillery unit painted on the hull side, most likely making this Hauptmann (captain) a target spotter. Another explanation could be that he is a Panzer company commander, since unit commanders often chose to use half tracks, or even cars, instead of panzers during battles. They moved faster around the battlefield and didn't draw as much fire from the enemy.
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