The Stooges reform (again)

The history of the Stooges is long and complicated. Basically, the original group (singer Iggy Pop, drummer Scott Asheton, guitarist Ron Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander) recorded two albums that you should have (The Stooges and Fun House).

 

Alexander left, then after running through a few bassists, the group disbanded. Until they reunited. For its second go-round, the Stooges re-christened themselves Iggy and the Stooges and had a new lineup that included Pop and drummer Asheton with new guitarist James Williamson and former guitarist Asheton on bass. The version recorded Raw Power, another disc you should own.

 

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Anyway, the Stooges broke up in the '70s and reunited with the Asheton-at-guitar lineup earlier this decade (Alexander passed away, so Mike Watt took his place). Well, Ron Asheton died in January, so there's really only one way for the Stooges to continue, and....you guessed it...it's the Raw Power lineup (with Watt on bass).

 

Whenever and wherever they hit the stage, Iggy and the Stooges are playing the album in its entirety. No word on whether that's coming our way, but my guess is, it is.


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