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Pylon’s Randy Bewley, RIP

February 26th, 2009 at 1:54 pm by Gerard

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.

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Readers of a certain vintage (or perhaps just younger persons with good taste) 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.

Our thoughts go out to Randy’s friends and family.

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2 Responses to “Pylon’s Randy Bewley, RIP”

  1. Professor Griff Says:

    Here’s a pretty good local post about Randy’s death–

    http://idolator.com/5160620/randy-bewley-rip

    Definitely one of those guys you never heard a bad word about and their recent shows were right up there with Burma for a no-apologies reunion.

  2. Tony Says:

    will not be pre-ordering through matador. don’t want another brighten the corners 3 month late debacle.