It never made sense to me why Stooges drummer Scotty Asheton's nickname was "Rock Action." I mean, yeah, he rocked furiously (Iggy's been fond of saying he played the drums "with a boxer's authority"), but shouldn't his guitarist brother Ron Asheton have been "Rock Action"? Doesn't it phonetically make more sense that Ron Asheton would become Rock Action?
Regardless, the Stooges weren't about making sense. They were about rocking and action.
Rock Action left us today in 2014. To my mind, this was his finest hour...
Incidentally, if you're as besotted with the Stooges as any quasi-sentient being fuckin' SHOULD be, you need to check out their official (?) Instagram page: Stoogeland.
Pour one out for Scotty.