THE STOOGES – Eponymous Debut Album Is 50…

5 Augustus 2019

This day 50 years ago, on 5 August 1969, Michigan rock legends THE STOOGES fronted by icon IGGY POP released their eponymous debut LP. At the time it came out many critics ignored it or disapproved it like American magazine Rolling Stone that called it: “loud, boring, tasteless, unimaginative and childish”.

Only later after second LP ‘Funhouse‘ (1970) and ‘Raw Power‘(1973) the media changed their point of view and when punk happened suddenly it was as if Iggy Pop and The Stooges invented it. I agree with what ALL MUSIC wrote in retrospect about that self-titled debut: “the band managed the difficult feat of sounding ahead of their time and entirely out of their time, all at once.”

It wasn’t an overall perfect record but it became a monumental classic for the right reasons: for its primitive and unheard rawness, its controversial no future punkiness
and Pop‘s eccentric and fuck you vocality. Nobody sounded that nasty and utterly cool!

I guess you all know these three raw crackerjacks…

– NO FUN –

– I WANNA BE YOUR DOG –

– 1969 –

Album in full…

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THE STOOGES: Biography

Happy Birthday… IGGY POP

20 April 2019

James Newell Osterberg Jr. aka IGGY POP turns 72 today. The Godfather (an appropriate term now) of punk was born on 21 April 1947. And he still has tons of lust for life. Here are three glowing crackers ro celebrate this eternal punk icon’s birthday…

– LUST FOR LIFE –
(legendary Dutch TV Show – 1977)

– I WANNA BE YOUR DOG –

– BELLS & CIRCLES –
(with dance stars Underworld)

IGGY POP: Facebook

When Greats Cover Greats – When SONIC YOUTH Barks Like THE STOOGES…

Smashing covers of smashing originals…

‘I Wanna Be your Dog’ by SONIC YOUTH
Original by THE STOOGES

I WANNA BE YOUR DOG is one of the nastiest, filthiest, sexiest rock blasts of all time
with its repetitive and monstrous guitar drone, Iggy‘s horny barks and that single-note piano riff played by producer John Cale (then member of The Velvet Underground). The single was released back in 1969 and a couple of decades later SONIC YOUTH played a
S-H-A-T-T-E-R-I-N-G live version on some American TV Show with a bunch of crazed guests, including a far-out saxophonist and… a mental flutist. Collect all your old furniture ’cause here’s the soundtrack to smash it against the wall to. HELL BLOODY HELL YEAH!

The single was on the raw and rough self-titled debut LP of THE STOOGES.