Saturday, 4 October 2014

Top 50 Debut Albums - No.9 "The Stooges" The Stooges (1969)

As Iggy says in his current 6music trailer, The Stooges were punk before Punk was a thing.

There's a lineage that runs from The Sonics to The Stooges and leads to the US & UK Punk scenes of the late seventies. They were hugely influential and their first two albums are both brilliant.

The debut album is pretty perfect, full of energy, distortion and fun. It features three of their best know tunes in I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun and opener 1969 but the quality is high throughout and the pace is unrelenting.

It's an album that makes me want to sing along ... with my top off (though frankly that's an image no-one wants in their head).


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