Ashton Chiweshe was recruited as a member of the Acid Band while Thomas Mapfumo was incarcerated by Rhodesia authorities and Jonah Sithole was in charge. His on and off relationship with the band lasted two decades, as his influential chimurenga
and rock hybrid guitar sounds influenced such pinnacular albums as Corruption, Chamunorwha, and Vanhu Vatema. Chiweshe was eventually booted for his falmboyant playing style - Mapfumo was not fond of a showman. Chiweshe eventually formed his own band, the Batonga Crew. He died form complications of diabetes in 1999.