26-Track Digital Edition Features The Classic Album And Studio Outtakes, Plus The Original John Cale Mix Of The Full Album
Available Today Via All Digital Download And Streaming Services
Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary for one of the most-influential debuts in rock history with a new digital Super Deluxe Edition of The Stooges’ self-titled proto-punk classic. The digital exclusive features the original album along with studio outtakes and alternates never-before-available digitally, plus John Cale’s rejected mix of the full album, which is being released at the correct speed for the first time. THE STOOGES: 50th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION is available today via all digital download and streaming services.
Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander predicted the future of rock ’n’ roll 50 years ago with the unrelenting sonic assault heard on The Stooges. Armed with hard-hitting tracks like “1969,” “No Fun,” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” the album kicked down the door for future generations of punk rockers. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame acknowledged the band’s indelible legacy when it inducted them in 2010.
The new 50th anniversary digital edition of The Stooges includes all eight tracks from the original album, plus alternate versions for every album track, including full versions of “No Fun” and “Ann,” plus the mono single version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a song Rolling Stone included on the magazine’s list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.”
THE STOOGES: 50th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION also features the original mix made by the album’s producer John Cale. Elektra – The Stooges’ record label – rejected the mix, which remained unreleased until 2010 when it appeared on the 40th Anniversary Edition of the album produced by Rhino Handmade.
On the Rhino Handmade version, the Cale mixes were mastered at a slower speed than the originally intended. That speed discrepancy has been corrected on the 50th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION, making it faithful to Cale’s original mixes. Four of those mixes – “Not Right,” “We Will Fall,” “Real Cool Time” and “Ann” – will make their digital debut this month as part of the release.
Despite flying under the critical and commercial radar when it was released in 1969, The Stooges would eventually go on to achieve legendary status. That rise was fueled, in no small part, by the generations of artists who have been influenced directly and indirectly by the band through the years.
- “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
- “We Will Fall”
- “No Fun”
- “Real Cool Time”
- “Not Right”
- “Little Doll”
- “1969” – Original John Cale Mix
- “Not Right” – Original John Cale Mix *
- “We Will Fall” – Original John Cale Mix *
- “No Fun” – Original John Cale Mix
- “Real Cool Time” – Original John Cale Mix *
- “Ann” – Original John Cale Mix *
- “Little Doll” – Original John Cale Mix
- “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Original John Cale Mix
- “1969” – Alternate Vocal
- “Real Cool Time” – Takes 1 & 2
- “Not Right” – Alternate Vocal
- “Ann” – Full Version
- “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Alternate Vocal
- “No Fun” – Full Version
- “Little Doll” – Takes 1-5 *
- “We Will Fall” – Alternate Version *
- “Asthma Attack”
- “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Single Version *
* previously unavailable digitally
Remembering Scott on his birthday.
Read this piece about The Stooges’ Ron Asheton: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/28340-forgotten-heroes-ron-asheton
Legacy Recordings, Sony Music’s catalog division, today announces a winning assortment of vinyl releases for Record Store Day Black Friday, to be held November 23, 2018.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores internationally.
To locate your nearest participating RSD shop, please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Stores
Legacy Recordings’ Record Store Day Black Friday 2018 releases include:
Iggy And The Stooges, Rare Power (LP – First Time On Vinyl)
The untamed energy of Iggy And The Stooges comes to vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday on Rare Power, a collection of rare tracks from the sessions that produced their landmark 1973 album Raw Power. Seven of these nine outtakes and alternate mixes are available on vinyl for the first time, and composer Josh Mobley’s remix of “Gimme Danger” (heard in the bestselling video game Watch Dogs) is commercially available for the first time ever.
It was a shock to hear of the untimely passing of Robert Matheu, photographer and friend of The Stooges. Heartfelt condolences to his family.
Howl! Happening is presenting Stooge, a feature-length documentary film about Iggy Pop’s number one fan. The free screening is followed by a discussion with director Madeleine Farley and co-producers Stephen Smith and Martin Kloiber. For more details, visit HowlArts.org.
Remembering Scott Asheton.
The Stooges legendary guitarist Ron Asheton would be turning 70 on July 17. That night in his former hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a very impressive cast of musicians will pay tribute to him at The Blind Pig. The singers and musicians include Mike Watt of the Minutemen (and Ron’s former Stooges band-mate), J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. (who played with both Ron and Scott Asheton), Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Mario Rubalcaba from Off!, Johnny Evans of The Howling Diablos, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, and Gumball’s Don Fleming (both Mark and Don played with Ron in The Wylde Ratttz.) These fellow band mates and very special guests will be performing songs from The Stooges and Funhouse.
The show is being produced by the Ron Asheton Foundation, with proceeds from the show going to the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The foundation continues the personal style of charity work that Ron spent so many years quietly doing for abused, abandoned and orphaned animals in the Ann Arbor community where he had such strong ties. Since 2011 The Ron Asheton Foundation has granted nearly $40,000 to organizations including the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Animal Welfare League NSW, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, and the Alcona Humane Society.