Listen to The Rhino Podcast as host Rich Mahan sits down with Henry Rollins to discuss The Stooges’ FUN HOUSE.
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Happy 50TH Anniversary of FUN HOUSE! So many people claim they are diehard fans of The Stooges – show us your edition of Fun House then!
Rhino is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fun House with the first LP edition of the 1999 7-CD Rhino handmade boxed set (1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions). Limited Edition Boxed Set – 1,970 individually numbered copies: https://Rhino.lnk.to/FunHouse
Fans will hear a newly remastered 2-LP version of Fun House, cut at half speed (45 rpm) for optimum audio quality, with a 4th side vinyl etching. The set’s remaining 13 LPs contain nothing less than every take from the Fun House sessions, in order, exactly as The Stooges recorded them. Those studio tracks are followed by a recording of The Stooges performing live in New York City in August 1970, just as Fun House was released. The 39-minute concert remained unreleased until 2010, when it came out as Have Some Fun: Live At Ungano’s.
Rounding out the music in this deluxe set are two mixes of the single “Down On The Street”/“I Feel Alright.” The first is the “Mono Single Edit” released in France, and the other is the unique “Single Mix” that was unreleased until the original 1999 boxed set. Each one is pressed on 7-inch vinyl and presented in a sleeve with reproduction artwork.
Beyond the music, the collection also includes a 24-page booklet with rare photos and extensive liner notes, featuring an essay by Henry Rollins and testimonials penned by an extensive list of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries including Henry Rollins, Clem Burke, Flea, Joan Jett, Shirley Manson, J Mascis, Duff McKagan, Thurston Moore, Tom Morello, Karen O, Andy Partridge, and Steven Van Zandt, among others, plus posters, prints, a turntable slipmat, and a 45 adapter.
THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE STOOGES’ LIVE AT GOOSE LAKE: AUGUST 8TH, 1970 OUT ON VINYL, CD AND DIGITAL ON AUGUST 7, 2020
Third Man Records is excited to announce The Stooges Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970. This previously-unheard, high-quality soundboard recording of the original Stooges lineup’s final performance — recorded just before the release of their earthshaking 1970 album Fun House — will be available on vinyl, CD and digital on August 7, 2020, nearly 50 years to the day after the performance. Hear “T.V. Eye – Radio Edit” HERE, and pre-save the album HERE.
The audio was lovingly restored by Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Stapleton) and mastered by Bill Skibbe at Third Man Mastering, and liner notes were written by Jaan Uhelzski (Creem Magazine). There will be two limited-edition colored vinyl variants available as well — the Rough Trade version will be on purple-colored vinyl with a standard LP jacket, and the indie exclusive version will be on cream-colored vinyl with a screen-printed LP jacket. Pre-order the album on CD HERE and vinyl HERE.
The apocryphal tale of the Stooges performance at the Goose Lake festival has been told countless times over the past five decades. Bassist Dave Alexander, due to nerves or overindulgence or whatever you choose to fill in the blank, absolutely spaces in front of 200,000 attendees. He does not play a single note on stage. He is summarily fired by Iggy Pop immediately following the gig. Here starts the beginning of the end of the Stooges.
But what if that simply…wasn’t the case? What if you could prove otherwise? Well, it’d be the proto-punk equivalent of having an immediate, on-the-scene, man on the street report of all those folkies booing Dylan’s electric set at Newport in ‘65. Irrefutable evidence of what ACTUALLY went down.
Found buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse amongst other tasty analog artifacts of the same era, the 1/4” stereo two-track tape of the Stooges complete performance at Goose Lake on August 8th, 1970 is the Rosetta Stone for fans of this seminal band.
Not only is this the last ever performance of the original godhead Stooges line-up, but it is the ONLY known soundboard recording of said line-up. Playing the entirety of their canonical 1970 masterpiece Fun House, the sound, the performance, everything about this record is revelatory.
Would you believe that…Alexander actually DID play bass on this occasion? Or that, despite grievous failures on some songs, Alexander is damn solid on others? Especially on the bass-led songs “Dirt” and “Fun House”? Does Iggy provoke the crowd to tear down festival barriers? Did the powers that be pull the plug on the Stooges? So many questions are answered only to have more arise.
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the performance, Live at Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970, is the rare release that literally rewrites the history of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
LIVE AT GOOSE LAKE: AUGUST 8TH, 1970 TRACK LIST
3. Down On The Street
4. T.V. Eye
1. 1970 (I Feel Alright)
2. Fun House
3. L.A. Blues
The Stooges’ 1969 debut record, The Stooges (John Cale Mixes) is the Vinyl Me, Please April Essentials Record of the Month. This special version features the album’s original mix by producer John Cale, which was infamously rejected by Elektra Records for sounding too raw. Get it for the first time ever on vinyl, here: http://bit.ly/2WnXmsK
In the final part of the series of the Making of the Iggy And The Stooges’ 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Fun House, we talk with the packaging manager, Kristin Attaway, and art director, Rory Wilson, about putting together this boxed set! Pre-order this limited edition boxed set at https://Rhino.lnk.to/FunHouse
In part 2 of 3 of the Making of the Iggy And The Stooges 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Fun House, go behind-the-scenes with the mastering engineer, Bill Inglot. Pre-order this limited edition boxed set at https://Rhino.lnk.to/FunHouse
Watch part 1 of 3 of the Making of the Iggy And The Stooges 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Fun House! Pre-order this limited edition boxed set at https://Rhino.lnk.to/FunHouse
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fun House with the first LP edition of the 1999 7-CD RHINO handmade boxed set. Limited Edition Boxed Set – 1,970 individually numbered copies. Had a chance to listen to it and… brought back so many memories! https://Rhino.lnk.to/FunHouse
Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt have teamed up for “1969” (Parts I and II): A Tribute to Scott Asheton. The 7-inch vinyl single is exclusively available for Record Store Day Black Friday. Half of the pressing comes on a blue and yellow split color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl.