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Iggy and the Stooges Turning the Power Back On by Eric Davidson (for The Agit Reader)

Just when you thought it pretty damn weird that the Stooges have been back together for nearly a decade, their tale has taken another turn, and doesn’t seem to be sputtering. Despite the tragic loss of original guitarist, Ron Asheton in 2008, the band has decided to keep kicking and made the next logical step last year by bringing back guitarist James Williamson, who took over lead git when Ron Asheton moved to bass for the band’s third and final album, 1973’s Raw Power. The band’s recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a slot on the upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties New York fest fit right into the plan. And now Raw Power is being reissued next month by Sony/Legacy, featuring a massive stash of demos and a DVD documentary that can be had in several configurations, including a deluxe edition available only through the band’s website. Turns out this isn’t the first connection to Sony for Williamson, who completely dropped out of the music scene altogether after the Stooges fallout and a few Iggy Pop solo recs dusted their working relationship at the end of the ’70s.

Read the full story at http://www.agitreader.com

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Stooges fans

If you ordered the Limited Deluxe edition of Raw Power, you should be receiving it shortly if not already! Let us know what you love the most about this awesome set and post your review or link to a youtube video review in the comments!

Still haven’t ordered it? Get it exclusively at the Iggy and the Stooges store before the Raw Power runs out!

http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/iggy-and-the-stooges/pages/5458056

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Happy Birthday Iggy!

Today, April 21st is Iggy’s birthday. Leave him a birthday wish in the comments of this news item.

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Ten Reasons You Should Be Listening To Iggy & The Stooges

by Rob O’Connor in Yahoo Music Blog’s List Of The Day

One of the all-time classic rock albums–Raw Power by Iggy and the Stooges–is being reissued this week with bonus tracks, a live show from Richards in Atlanta, October 1973. For those holding out and splurging for the Deluxe Edition, you’ll get a 4-disc package, including a DVD of the Making of the Record, with a special 48-page softcover book with an essay by Henry Rollins and testimonials from Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Tom Morello and others explaining how you, too, can lose lose weight listening to this fine album.

Here’s my simple 10-step reasoning why you should be listening to this album today.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/listoftheday/135333/ten-reasons-you-should-be-listening-to-iggythe-stooges/

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3 500 people watched the return of Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Quimper

It was their first of four dates in France last night. The explosive Iggy Pop and the Stooges made a bright and noisy comeback in Quimper, yesterday. At the expo park, the iguana has ignited the festival audience, come mostly for him. In their forties and looking forward to see or review the idol of their youth. But also very young, who at 15 years, know by heart the lyrics of the Stooges. Surprising!

At age 63, the American singer, is still punchy, crazy and excessive. Shirtless, he twists his face with incredible facial expressions, utters cries, sways, gesticulating constantly, runs from one end to another plateau, rolling on the ground, jumped from the stage to touch the hands of the public delirious, invites some of the spectators to come and dance on stage …

The songs he sings? Those of the mythical album Raw Power and No Fun. When he sings the opening bars of “I Want to Be Your Dog” (I want to be your dog), almost on all fours on stage, the microphone between his teeth like a bone, it’s madness in the room.