The Stooges - The Stooges
The Stooges' self-titled debut album, originally released in 1969, is a groundbreaking and uncompromising record, unpopular on its release, but is now considered a key proto-punk masterpiece. Includes the iconic, blistering three-chord single 'I Wanna Be Your Dog'.
"Although the Detroit-based Stooges were not alone in creating music like this at the close of the 60s, they were the best. It certainly wasn’t fashionable; regressive three-chord rock that looked back to the swamp sound of gritty rhythm and blues, and, in leader Iggy Stooge, they had one of the ultimate non-singers.
This is rock at its most primordial. Ron Asheton’s guitar solo on “I Wanna Be Your Dog” has absolutely nothing to do with virtuoso grandstanding – it’s played as if his whole life depends on it. “No Fun” dispels any notion that the 60s were all about hippie harmony.
The Stooges’ debut album is the original punk rock rush on record, a long-held well-kept secret by those in the know. The influence on John Lydon and Mark E. Smith in particular is immense. Rolling Stone said in 1992 that “there’s a finely honed metal-edge to the Stooges' Motor City psychedelia that keeps it from sounded dated.” This is absolutely true; it sounds like it’s been recorded in a garage this very morning. Daryl Easlea, BBC Music
I Wanna Be Your Dog
We Will Fall
Real Cool Time
- Features original artwork
- LP pressed on clear & black swirl colour vinyl, and contains download coupon
- CD housed in jewel case with fold-out insert