Iggy and the Stooges

Iggy and the Stooges

Iggy and the Stooges

Iggy and the Stooges were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967. The band is best known for their raw, energetic style and their influential contributions to the punk rock and garage rock movements. The band's frontman, Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg Jr.), gained notoriety for his wild stage antics and confrontational performances, which often included stage diving, self-mutilation, and other provocative behavior. His uninhibited stage presence became a defining characteristic of the band's live shows. The original lineup of the Stooges included Iggy Pop on vocals, Ron Asheton on guitar, Dave Alexander on bass, and Scott Asheton on drums. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1969, received critical acclaim for its raw and aggressive sound, featuring songs like "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1969." Despite their influence on the emerging punk rock scene, the Stooges struggled with commercial success and internal conflicts, leading to their breakup in 1974. However, they left a lasting impact on rock music, and their music continued to gain recognition in the years following their dissolution. In 2003, Iggy Pop reunited with the Asheton brothers and added Mike Watt on bass to reform the Stooges. They released the album "The Weirdness" in 2007 and continued to tour and perform until the death of Ron Asheton in 2009. The band's legacy lives on, and they are celebrated as pioneers of punk rock and icons of rebellion in rock music.
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30. Iggy and the Stooges, ‘Metallic K.O.’ (1976) Side B of the first Stooges live album is, purportedly, one of the…