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Ready to Die, Iggy & The Stooges

Iggy & The Stooges

May 3rd, 2013

1967 in Ann Arbor, MI


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '00s, '10s

Iggy & The Stooges


During the psychedelic haze of the late '60s, the grimy, noisy and relentlessly bleak rock & roll of the Stooges was conspicuously out of time. Like the Velvet Underground, the Stooges revealed the underside of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, showing all of the grime beneath the myth. The Stooges, however, weren't nearly as cerebral as the Velvets. Taking their cue from the over-amplified pounding of British blues, the primal raunch of American garage rock, and the psychedelic rock (as well as the audience-baiting) of the Doors, the Stooges were raw, immediate, and vulgar. Iggy Pop became notorious for performing smeared in blood or peanut butter and diving into the audience. Ron and Scott Asheton formed a ridiculously primitive rhythm section, pounding out chords with no finesse — in essence, the Stooges were the first rock & roll band completely stripped of the swinging beat that epitomized R&B and early rock & roll. During the late '60s and early '70s, the group was an underground sensation, yet the band was too weird, too dangerous to break into the mainstream. Following three albums, the Stooges disbanded, but the group's legacy grew over the next two decades, as legions of underground bands used their sludgy grind as a foundation for a variety of indie rock styles, and as Iggy Pop became a pop culture icon.

Top Albums

Ready to Die, Iggy & The Stooges
1. Ready to Die
Raw Power, Iggy & The Stooges
2. Raw Power
Raw Power (Legacy Edition), Iggy & The Stooges
3. Raw Power (L..
Jesus Loves The Stooges, Iggy & The Stooges
4. Jesus Loves ..
I Wanna Be Your Dog, Iggy & The Stooges
5. I Wanna Be Y..
Metallic KO (Live), Iggy & The Stooges
6. Metallic KO ..
Metallic KO, Iggy & The Stooges
7. Metallic KO
Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans, Iggy & The Stooges
8. Raw Power Li..
Back to the Noise, Iggy & The Stooges
9. Back to the ..
Purple Haze, Iggy & The Stooges
10. Purple Haze
I'm Sick of You, Iggy & The Stooges
11. I'm Sick of ..
Escaped Maniacs (Live), Iggy & The Stooges
12. Escaped Mani..
More Power (Live), Iggy & The Stooges
13. More Power (..
Telluric Chaos, Iggy & The Stooges
14. Telluric Cha..
Open Up and Bleed, Iggy & The Stooges
15. Open Up and ..
Sadistic Summer Live 2011, Iggy & The Stooges
16. Sadistic Sum..
Move Ass Baby, Iggy & The Stooges
17. Move Ass Bab..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Job Ready to Die 3:05 $1.29

Search And Destroy Raw Power 3:28 $0.99

Ready to Die Ready to Die 3:06 $1.29

Sex and Money Ready to Die 3:18 $1.29

Burn Ready to Die 3:37 $1.29

Departed Ready to Die 4:36 $1.29

Gimme Danger Raw Power 3:33 $0.99

Dying Breed Ready to Die 3:12 $1.29

Unfriendly World Ready to Die 3:46 $1.29

Gun Ready to Die 3:07 $1.29

Beat That Guy Ready to Die 3:15 $1.29

Dirty Deal Ready to Die 3:42 $1.29

DD's Ready to Die 3:12 $1.29

I Need Somebody Raw Power 4:52 $0.99

I Wanna Be Your Dog (Fast Version) I Wanna Be Your Dog 4:06 $0.99

I Wanna Be Your Dog (Extended Psych .. I Wanna Be Your Dog 6:46 $0.99

Louie, Louie Anthology Box – The Stooges.. 2:57 $0.99

Shake Appeal Raw Power 3:04 $0.99

Raw Power Raw Power 4:16 $0.99

Penetration Raw Power 3:41 $0.99

I'm Sick of You (From "Dark .. Movie Music of 2012 6:55 $0.99

I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live) Punk Rock Christmas 4:06 $0.99

Tight Pants American Hipster 2:11 $0.99

I'm Sick of You (From "Dark .. Music from Johnny Depp Film.. 6:55 $0.99

I'm Sick of You (From "Dark .. Monster Vintage Halloween S.. 6:55 $0.99

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