Rolling Stone Reviews Iggy And The Stooges’ Tribute Concert For Ron Asheton
Following last night’s tribute concert for Ron Asheton, Rolling Stone wrote: “Near the end of the Stooges’ tribute concert to their late guitarist Ron Asheton at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater last night, Iggy Pop did something virtually unprecedented: he sat down, hushed the crowd, and addressed them in a calm, measured tone that was clearly the voice of Jim Osterberg – and not his psychotic alter-ego. “I need to thank Ron,” he said. “He sort of peed this beautiful music all over me. When I started a band Ron was the first guy who got behind me. I owe him…I know he’s trying to flick ashes on my head from heaven right now.”
Iggy and James Williamson then played a composition entitled “Ron’s Tune” on the acoustic guitar, singing, “This is your requiem. I never got to say goodbye. You were my friend. I’ll always think of you again.”
The magazine added that Deniz Tek “played ‘TV Eye,’ ‘Loose,’ ‘Dirt,’ and ‘Real Good Time’ like he was possessed by Asheton’s very soul. It was incredible, and he seemed hugely honored to have the opportunity. Even more amazing was the orchestra joining the group in the back of the stage for the Fun House material. It was the perfect way to demonstrate how timeless and beautiful Asheton’s songs are.”
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