“No other band in rock’n’roll history has rivaled The Stooges’ combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia, blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling, preening leopard of a front man who somehow embodies Nijinsky, Bruce Lee, Harpo Marx, and Arthur Rimbaud.” – Jim Jarmusch
February 7, 1973
44 years ago….. Raw Power was released.
Let’s celebrate 44 years of Raw Power!
GIMME DANGER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, the CD soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary, will be available on Feb 24th. The collection features Stooges’ classics (“I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “1969” and “Loose”), rare studio outtakes (“I Got A Right,” “I’m Sick Of You,” and “Asthma Attack”), and tracks by MC5 and more, plus a fold out movie poster. Pre-order your copy today. Vinyl version available on April 7th, featuring 4 super rare LP tracks. Pre-order here.
“The greatest rock ‘n’ roll band ever” -Jim Jarmusch, Director of Gimme Danger
GIMME DANGER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary on The Stooges, is now available digitally. Featuring 14 classic tracks by The Stooges, MC5, and more, download your copy at Amazon or iTunes.
Pre-order Gimme Danger, the new Iggy and the Stooges documentary by director Jim Jarmusch! The film will be available on DVD and digital in January.
A very Limited Edition of TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop will be available in early December through Third Man. The Limited Edition will be signed by Iggy Pop, include a 7” of Iggy Pop’s pre-Stooges group The Prime Movers, plus three posters. Price will be $250. This item can not be pre-ordered. Third Man will be announcing the Limited Edition to Vault members first.
Learn more about the book at Third Man.
In 2016 alone, Iggy Pop released a gem of an album, Post Pop Depression; toured with a band led by that album’s producer Josh Homme, released as a live album and concert film, Post Pop Depression Live at the Royal Albert Hall; logged another tour featuring his usual touring band; and still found time to help put the finishing touches on Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger, a documentary about his groundbreaking band the Stooges, and contribute to a fantastic new book about the proto-punk legends, Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges, out this week.
“I’m kinda in the final stages of completing my responsibility to the past, but also the future of the group, because the group sells tickets,” Pop says, referring the warm reception Gimme Danger has received from fans. “We’re selling tickets this week, the group is selling records. The group is seen, the group is heard, the group is talked about.”
Read more at Esquire.
Photo by Todd Williamson
You and your band, the Stooges, are the subjects of a new Jim Jarmusch documentary, Gimme Danger, and a new book, Total Chaos. Is it a coincidence that these two major retrospectives would happen at once?
I would call it karmic. I asked Jim seven or eight years ago if he would make a movie about the Stooges. The idea was to do something surprising with it, and I was surprised when I first saw it. Imagine my horror when the film starts out and we’re all living with our mothers.
Read more at The New York Times.
Photo by Josh Ritchie for The New York Times