02.26.09

Pylon’s Randy Bewley RIP

Posted in Rock Und Roll at 1:21 pm by

(the following item appeared elsewhere earlier today)

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported earlier today that Pylon guitarist/co-founder Randy Bewley (above, far right) passed away yesterday at the age of 53.

Bewley suffered a heart attack while driving in Athens, GA Monday evening.

Readers of a certain vintage will recall Bewley’s guitar work on songs like “Cool”, “Volume”,  and “Feast On My Heart” bridging whatever stylistic chasm separated Andy Gill from RIcky Wilson.   DFA’s 2007 reissue of Pylon’s 1980 debut LP, ‘Gyrate’ is a good place to start.

One Response to “Pylon’s Randy Bewley RIP”

  1. Repoz says:

    That’s a damn shame…not Cool.

    Talking to Randy and Vanessa one night at Maxwell’s after a blistering set…they told me “wait’ll you hear this new band back home…R.E.M.”

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