Randy Bewley, guitarist for the great Athens GA band Pylon, died Wednesday afternoon after suffering a heart attack on Monday. In 1981, New York Rocker -- the legendary chronicler of the burgeoning punk and post-punk scenes in New York City and elsewhere -- put Pylon on their cover and ran a three-page interview with the band. (To give you a sense of Pylon's place in history, R.E.M. was relegated to a small photo and a few paragraphs in a sidebar that also included Love Tractor and a band called Side Effects).
The history and influence of the band is documented elsewhere on the web, so I won't go into that here. Instead, here are scans of the interview from the March 1981 issue of New York Rocker, written by Karen Moline. (Click on the thumbnails to read the individual pages.)