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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Arson Smith on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:06 pm

Marsupialized wrote:It took 6 some odd years of my wife playing them at full volume at some point literally every single day, I finally turned yesterday and said 'I never notice before but the The Stooges are fucking AWESOME'

Just noticed this - please give that woman a big ridiculous bear hug from me.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Frank Decent on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:00 am

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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Big John on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:45 am

Sounds like they nailed it. Good vocals, solid songs with variety. Wish there was a button I could turn on to hear James Williamson play multible searing leads on everything all the time but he is restrained in a way that adds a little tension and the bursts of leads are like a good condument to a fully cooked dish (song).

Doesn't sound like or look back to the Kill City or Raw Power (though there are echoes of the style) new thing, but has a ton of catchy songs that have the right rocking vibe. If it were a Iggy solo record it would be his best since New Values and Zombie Birdhouse. As a Stooges record I think it could have more lead work but it is in some ways comparable to Exile on Mainstreet in terms that it has many moods all of which work.

Lots of stand out tracks even like "DD" which is a bit silly and Iggy seems to like not being so serious.

The "Departed" track is interesting and obtuse and does not get mauldlin, the missing are refered to in the music (not just Ron) not the lyrics directly.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Cactus on Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Is there another Stooges thread? I can't believe this one only has 6 pages.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby A Landing Craft on Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:51 am

Just bumping this thread because I can. Soooooo NOT CRAP. One of the first things that my future wife and I agreed on, but she's always been a fan of The Stooges, whereas I'm a Fun House freak all day long. Raw Power works as a cheap good-time fix whenever you need it, but Fun House is THE one. Period.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby a. james on Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:38 am

my older brother and i have a lot in common, but in an odd, mirrored way. we disagree on our agreements. we like psychology but i like analytical psychology and he's more psychoanalytic. our birthday's are a day apart. we play guitar, but i like noise rock weird shit, and he's just better at it. he's left handed, i'm not, etc. etc. etc. we were in a band together for a time because i thought he should do something with the years spent one such a thing as music, so i played drums for him. we got some stuff done. we were called heka. (https://soundcloud.com/thejankrva/sets/landr) (he changed the name after a rather bad, ( bad bad bad) falling out. forgive the drumming. i got better.)

so, trying to reconnect with him in a way with any kind of meaning, a friend is putting that jarmusch stooges doc/fan film up at a local theater. "hey man, i got us tickets, you coming?"

before the film, there's a trivia game with prizes. well, i know everything about iggy, so after watching a bunch of nerds win, i get sick of not playing, last round. 3rd album he did with bowie. i'm seated dead center of the theater, got there early, friend put it on, knew us pembertons, so, choice seats. BLAH BLAH BLAH. i trod upon so many feet and marched up and took my 180gr "funhouse" reissue. stepped directly onto feet back to my seat and said, "here ya go" and handed it to him, in the hopes he'll buy a record player and give that record we both proclaim is the best stooges record. and on vinyl you can where dave alexander's bass strings rattling on the fretboard.

stooges, not crap. and "funhouse" is the best record, because there are only two stooges records.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby sulfur)addict on Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:09 pm

I would just like to chime in and say The Weirdness is an incredible little album. It never gets love because people were expecting everyone involved to go back to 1972 or whatever.

Title track is unreal, like mutant doo wop - I adore Ron's lead. "She Took My Money" is a 60's-style banger, it stands out in the sea of retro-rock bands who cannot write a Kinks-style song for their lives. "Mexican Guy" rocks so goddamn hard, it conjures a desolate little scorched-sun wasteland that compliment whatever the fuck Iggy is on about so well.

It took a second to realize how many characters Iggy had put into those songs - Republicans, ugly Americans, maybe even George W. Bush himself on "My Idea Of Fun."

Nitpicking it makes no sense to me. It was a full album of the Ashetons writing new music. That's such a blessing.

FM steve - did Ron still get high before playing guitar? I wouldn't think so, but only you know.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby i'm not beck on Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:20 am


HOLYFUCKINGCOW :shock: !
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Cactus on Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:54 am

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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby TomWanderer on Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:49 am

The story in the article linked above is great. I listened to Live At Goose Lake on Saturday afternoon (50 years to the day!) and, while I appreciated it as a historical artifact, I'm glad I didn't pick it up on LP right away. The sound quality and the performance itself are inconsistent to say the least. I like plenty of rough sounding live recordings, but this one didn't really do much for me. A stellar performance can redeem a rough recording. An excellent recording can inform a less than excellent performance. A so-so recording of a performance that is frequently punctuated by mistakes is not easy to get lost in. It's distracting. It took until I was about 2/3 of the way through the set until the sound of the recording was no longer a distraction and I could "get into it" a little more. When Steve Mackay shows up things do get a little more interesting. The song 'Fun House' was the high point of the show for me.

I kind of wish the set was more varied. They play Fun House in it's entirety, and it is extremely faithful to the album versions of the songs (except for the fuck ups). So it was basically like listening to one of my favorite records of all time, except neither the sound quality or performances are nearly as good as the versions that are etched into my mind.

While I think that it's very cool that this exists, I can't really imagine it warranting repeated listening. And this is coming from a guy who absolutely LOVES the first 2 Stooges records. I think it's super cool that there were 'rock legends' circulating about this show for half a century that have been disproved by the existence and release of this recording, but for me it's historical significance far outweighs the actual merits of the recorded performance.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby wellbutrin on Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:43 pm

TomWanderer wrote: but for me it's historical significance far outweighs the actual merits of the recorded performance.


Far from the best live Stooges/Iggy set I have but still worth it, mainly for the stuff with Mackay. It's only a $16-17 record which is pretty cheap these days. The insert alone is worth probably half that to me. The bass fuckups are noticeable and sometimes distracting at points but I'm still glad I have it.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby RBoyer on Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:04 am

I just really wanna hear a live version of “L.A. Blues.”
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby m3kcomp on Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:07 pm

I guess all the pandemic hubub can be blamed for me not knowing about the monster Funhouse box set Rhino put out. Anyone here buy this thing?

https://store.rhino.com/1970-the-complete-fun-house-sessions.html

Thankfully I didn't know about it until after the 1970 copies sold out, as it wouldn't have been too prudent to spend $400 bucks on something like this.

If any album deserves this treatment, it's this one...but still way over the top.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Get dog costumes on Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:24 pm

m3kcomp wrote:Thankfully I didn't know about it until after the 1970 copies sold out, as it wouldn't have been too prudent to spend $400 bucks on something like this.

I don't know man, "Loose - False Start Take 26" alone is worth the price of admission.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby m3kcomp on Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Get dog costumes wrote:
m3kcomp wrote:Thankfully I didn't know about it until after the 1970 copies sold out, as it wouldn't have been too prudent to spend $400 bucks on something like this.

I don't know man, "Loose - False Start Take 26" alone is worth the price of admission.


You're right about that, but I already have the CD box.

I know...I know...the vinyl will sound warmer and more intimate. Fuck!

Ebay, here I come.
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Re: Band: Stooges, The

Postby Bernardo on Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:11 am

Anyone heard the John Cale-mixed version of the s/t that came out this year?
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