"To me, Pylon was the best band to ever come out of Athens. It still is."
February 26, 2009 6:41 PM Subscribe
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guitarist and co-founder Randall Bewley died yesterday
of a heart attack at age 53.
From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"I'm in complete shock," B-52's frontman Fred Schneider told the AJC Wednesday night from Seattle, where his band is touring. "To me, Pylon was the best band to ever come out of Athens. It still is."
The Athens-Banner Herald
"Pylon's music was distinct - a punk aesthetic that couldn't be categorized. It earned members the respect of their peers and many Athens bands that followed them and, according to the All-Music Guide, repeated plugs from R.E.M. that Pylon was a major influence on its alternative pop music."
Via Athens Music Junkie's post, Randy Bewley
"This hurts so much to write. It has been a very hard day for us all in Athens. We have lost one of our dearest friends. A critical part of our community has been taken from us and he will be missed sorely."
, which was covered by R.E.M. on Dead Letter Office
From 2007: Danger
, Feast on my Heart
from the 1987 documentary Athens, Ga.