Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Today I read that Rhino is going to be doing a deluxe reissue of The Stooges' classic 1969 debut album. I don't know if it is going to be as tricked out as the Raw Power reissue that is coming out on Sony Legacy next month.

The Stooges reissue is supposed to have some of the original mixes by producer John Cale and some bonus tracks as well.

As you can probably tell, I can't get enough of The Stooges. I hope to see them touring at some point this year, I'm looking forward to seeing them with James Williamson and hearing some of the Raw Power-era stuff.


Rob J said...

No group before or since has
captured the essence of boredom
so brilliantly,as the Stooges' debut.

Don't forget there was not any
rock band that sounded so sullen in 1969,the year of Woodstock so it was hardly surprising that very few people acknowledged them as a force to be reckoned with.

What is so remarkable is after forty years, how far ahead of their time The Stooges sound,even today.

The hippies laughed at the time, but the sound of the future was already staring them in the face.

Iggy said that 50,000 people would
like their music. What he didn't
say was that at least 49,000 would start bands of their own....

Beg, steal or borrow. This is the
cornerstone of modern rock and roll.

Minority said...

hey, Rob, thanks for reading and commenting. I agree with everything you said. The first Stooges album sounds better than ever, but it's hard to imagine the impact it must have had at the time (I was only born that year, so I have no memory of it coming out).