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Tim Fezziwig

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I saw Iggy Pop once and that was enough. It was around 1988,I was a young malcontent working for $6.75 an hour. I worked in a metal shop grinding metal.I had always loved Iggy+Stooges.The first cd I got of theirs was RAW POWER. I loved getting drunk and cranking that album. I then bought Stooges#1 and Funhouse. My mind became warped:dude:

I saw Iggy with his touring band circa'88. No Stooges but Iggy was unreal. I went with three of my friends, Paul,an angry Polish welder who I dubbed THE BLACK POPE, and Darren, a stoic Chinese-American and Frank, an angry Samoan. What a mix:shock:We all ponded 20 ounce Guiness Stouts. I was driving so I only had 6:laugh2:

The lights went out. Power-chords reigned. Then the Ig appeared. He must have weighed 135 soaking wet. He was shirtless and had veins popping out all over his body. He wore tight blue-jeans and black boots. He played all the hits.He even strapped on a left-handed LP for CHINA GIRL. Iggy was ELECTRIC.Men and women were turned on. I never heard so many women talking about sex out in the open. He ended the set with I WANNA BE YOUR DOG! He pulled his "chipper" out. It was BIG.

After the show we piled into my car and I backed out of the parking-lot at 30 miles per hour. I luckily didn't hit any punks. I was drunk on dark beer and Iggy! If I was old enough to see Iggy+Stooges in 1969,I would have gone MAD:shock:

I listen to The Stooges when ever I need a "lift". Stooges#1 is probably my fave,but I love them all.Here is a breakdown of my fave Stooges!
1.1969- What an opening salvo.Ron Asheton butchers his guitar.Iggy matches the Stones Street Fightin for intensity!
2.I Wanna be Your Dog- Makes me want to be beaten hard during sex(With my wife)I'm vanilla:laugh2:
3.We Will Fall- Great mantra. Wah and fuzz to excess!
4. No Fun-This song speaks to me. I am a cynical bastard at heart. Bo Diddley couldn't do it better!
5. Real Cool Time- Dumb and full of Fuzz!
6.Ann- Realy dark and evil love song. Makes me want to stab someone in the heart,not because I hate them,because I love them:hmm:
7.TV Eye- Heavy junk-blues. Scathing guitar by Ron!
8. Dirt- White trash sex musings never sounded so good!
9.1970- Very Doors like. HardBOP with sax and vibes. You can smell the speed!

Now the Raw Power cuts. Iggy demotes Ron to bass? Scott continues on drums and they bring in James Williamson on guitar. I love James but I love Ron more. James is more of a careening lead player where Ron is a cave-man!
Iggy was on heroin among other things. He should not have demoted Ron. Enough of that let us talk RAW POWER!
1.Search and Destroy- A faceful of napalm. James is a treble monster. Iggy is a Vietnam vet pumping his lyrics like a machine-gun!
2.Your Pretty Face Is going to Hell- Hey bitch shadup and eat FUZZ!Iggy loves the dead!
3.Raw Power- Old time R+R with a tinkling piano in the back. Great almost clean ? I said almost:laugh2:clean guitar. Gene Vincent would be proud!
4.Shake Appeal- Iggy at his boyish best. No knives,just love!

Well there you have it!Iggy the solo years is next. I know you can't wait!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSN-Y1W4Jm4]YouTube - Iggy & the Stooges - I wanna be your dog (live 2004)[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-j39KyobYI&feature=related]YouTube - Iggy & Stooges - 1969, Down on the Streets (Pukkelpop 2007)[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6f3qGUe7mc]YouTube - Iggy & The Stooges - Raw power - Live 2009[/ame]
 

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Iggy's loving tribute to the Stooges from his first (and best) solo album, The Idiot . . .

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ioRWlG9PBQ]Iggy Pop, "Dum Dum Boys"[/ame]
 

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You already know how i feel about the stooges Nick Knack. Tv Eye would be higher on my list and possibly loose and down on the street. Its funny you think of the doors for 1970 because i think of the doors whenever i hear the beginning of Dirt. One day, we'll meetup Tim and get mdub too and just play stooges' songs!
 

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I really love Gimme Danger. I have not heard much Iggy stuff but of the stuff I heard none of it really jumped out at me. Except this track. I love everything about it. The main riff is very subtle but has a great deal of flavour to it.


Then it brings in the distortion and builds up to a great simple (though I cannot play it! but it sounds simple) solo. Great track.
 

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You know, just the title of this thread alone was enough to get a "like" from me!

About 10 years ago, I was playing bass in a band called Snatches Of Pink and we got to open for Iggy (on the "Beat 'Em Up" tour). I never did talk to the man himself, but I was ok with that... what the hell am I gonna say to Iggy anyway?? I did however get to hang with his guitarist, Whitey, quite a bit. We went out drinking after the show, and he put me on the list for their show in Charlotte a few days later. Super cool guy!

I was also fortunate enough to be in attendance for the Little Steven's Underground Garage Fest in NYC several years ago. I got to not only see the Stooges w/ Iggy, Ron, Scott, Steve McKay, and Mike Watt... but I saw the NY Dolls (what's left of them anyway) play their first show in the U.S. in over 30 years, and in New York City. This was only about a week after Arthur Kane died too, so it was pretty special/emotional for David Jo and Syl.

AsI've said before, I think "Funhouse" might be the greatest rock-n-roll record ever made. I have never heard anything else like that... so raw, menacing, yet sleazy, sexy at the same time.
 

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i am still tickled that i saw them a few years ago in Tel Aviv. something magical. 7/7/7. yes 7th july 2007. absolutely poptastic.
 

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You already know how i feel about the stooges Nick Knack. Tv Eye would be higher on my list and possibly loose and down on the street. Its funny you think of the doors for 1970 because i think of the doors whenever i hear the beginning of Dirt. One day, we'll meetup Tim and get mdub too and just play stooges' songs!
I love the Knick Knack!The list was not in order. I didn't want to include every song on all three albums because I wanted to keep the piece short! All stooges Rule. Really been loving Ann + We Will Fall.We will jam with Mdub. It will be a fuzz fest! I'm saving money for our bail! We will get EVIL!::laugh2:
 

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I really love Gimme Danger. I have not heard much Iggy stuff but of the stuff I heard none of it really jumped out at me. Except this track. I love everything about it. The main riff is very subtle but has a great deal of flavour to it.


Then it brings in the distortion and builds up to a great simple (though I cannot play it! but it sounds simple) solo. Great track.

I LOVE Gimme. James has a great guitar sound! All the guitar on Raw sounds rockin'. I only have the Bowie mixed version. He did a great job. The mix is shambolic and dusty. It is a great mix. Gimme+Raw Power are very almost
'50s sounding to me. Just Pure Rock+Roll:dude:
 

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"Real Cool Time" is my favourite song...the one that made me fall in love with fuzzes.
I still get a bitter tase thinking about that Stooges concert i was about to see in Bucharest ...but Ron died just 2 months before it was supposed to take place.I hope i'll get to see Iggy someday.
 

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I can't believe I am just discovering this thread now. :laugh2:

I am sorry I missed it first time around. Pain killers...LOL...

I've seen Iggy almost as much as I saw the Ramones, which is a lot of times. :naughty:

I thought he was old back in the 80's but he was the best.

I remember hearing I Wanna Be Your Dog for the first time. Those opening chords sounded like the world coming to its end. Very few songs have struck me like that one.

Here is one of my favorites, really just Iggy and James, I think, off of Jesus Loves The Stooges:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TIok7yulI4]YouTube - iggy pop & the stooges - Johanna - Original Punks[/ame]

This version of Sweet Sixteen is lurid. No one would dare write about 16 year old chicks these days. :shock:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvcKX4gK18Q]YouTube - Iggy Pop - Sixteen[/ame]

dumdum boys 4 life!
 

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rock n roll :dude:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K8S-1BwoJ0]YouTube - Iggy & The Stooges - "TV Eye" & "1970" (Live - 1970)[/ame]
 

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They were experimenting with radical jazz with LA Blues. Compare:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFp73sqwNfU]YouTube - The Stooges - L.A. Blues[/ame]

Gotta love Sun Ra!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtHmqbnuZQs]YouTube - Sun Ra Arkestra "Shadow World" West Berlin[/ame]


:Ohno: :D
 

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I think Funhouse is their best album, Raw Power is great, but they had turned a corner, its more or less a different band in my mind, Iggy and the Stooges vs The Stooges. Funhouse is more creative, brilliant, out-of-left-field album

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxYXV2RrwIs]YouTube - The Stooges - Dirt[/ame]
 

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