Tod Ashley

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Tod A
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Background information
Birth name Tod Ashley
Born (1965-11-30) November 30, 1965 (age 51)
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts

Cop Shoot Cop

Firewater

Tod Ashley is a musician better known by the stage name Tod A. He founded the rock music groups Cop Shoot Cop and Firewater, and is a singer-songwriter and bass guitarist.

Ashley also spent time while in art school in a band called Shithäus[1] with Jon Spencer, later of The Blues Explosion.

Ashley was living in Bushwick, Brooklyn when he decided that he wanted to travel the world.[2] In 2005, putting his musical career on hiatus, Tod spent most of the year traveling the Far East, including Calcutta, India and Bangkok, Thailand. He has published a written account of his travels in a blog, which he calls Postcards From the Other Side of the World.[3]

Discography[edit]

Cop Shoot Cop
Year Name Ref
1990 Consumer Revolt [4]
1991 White Noise [5]
1993 Ask Questions Later [6]
1994 Release [7]
Firewater
Year Name Ref
1996 Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood for the Fire [8]
1998 The Ponzi Scheme [9]
2001 Psychopharmacology [10]
2003 The Man on the Burning Tightrope [11]
2004 Songs We Should Have Written [12]
2008 The Golden Hour [13]
2012 International Orange! [14]
Other appearances
Year Name Artist Ref
1985 Crush: Live Crush 84-85 Shithaus [15]
1994 Forces You Don't Understand Lubricated Goat [16]
1995 Gash Foetus [17]
1996 Null/Void Foetus [18]
1997 Red Expendables Red Expendables [19]
2002 Obtanium Skeleton Key [20]
2010 Combat Disco Casbah Figli di Madre Ignota [21]
2010 Gecekondu Baba Zula [22]

External links[edit]

Tod lived in Bali for three years until 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fayers, Adam. "SHITHAUS - CRUSH: LIVE CRUSH 84 - 85", Get With It, December 28, 2005. Accessed November 6, 2007. "Shithaus is a pre-Pussy Galore band featuring Jon Spencer, Tod Ashley, Tom Fry, Stephan Harshman and James Joaquin. They released at least one cassette in 1985."
  2. ^ Holub, Annie. "Travel Record: A trip through Asia and into the Middle East colored Firewater's music", Tucson Weekly, June 5, 2008. Accessed June 8, 2009.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ allmusic ((( Consumer Revolt > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  5. ^ allmusic ((( White Noise 89-92 > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  6. ^ allmusic ((( Ask Questions Later > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  7. ^ allmusic ((( Release > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  8. ^ allmusic ((( Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood for the Fire > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  9. ^ allmusic ((( The Ponzi Scheme > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  10. ^ allmusic ((( Psychopharmacology > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  11. ^ allmusic ((( The Man on the Burning Tightrope > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  12. ^ allmusic ((( Songs We Should Have Written > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  13. ^ allmusic ((( The Golden Hour > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  14. ^ allmusic ((( International Orange! > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  15. ^ discogs ((( Crush: Live Crush 84-85 > Credits )))
  16. ^ allmusic ((( Forces You Don't Understand > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  17. ^ allmusic ((( Gash > Credits ))) Allmusic. 2011-11-26.
  18. ^ allmusic ((( Null/Void > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  19. ^ Red Expendables Discogs. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  20. ^ discogs ((( Obtainium > Credits )))
  21. ^ allmusic ((( Combat Disco Casbah > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  22. ^ allmusic ((( Gecekondu > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-26.