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The Stooges are my all time favorite group so I really felt I had to hook you guys up on this article written by James Marshall in pleasekillme.com that is really complete and interesting. I also included a few clips that I thought you might enjoy as well. It is really important to me to pass the word that punk wasn’t born with the Sex Pistols in the UK as so many people think… Not that it matters so much but it’s always nice to have all the facts… I mostly wanted you to be aware if you are not already, of the immense contribution that Iggy and The Stooges has brought not only to Punk Rock but to music in general… I also seize the occasion to say how proud I am today that The Stooges finally got the recognition they so hardly fought for and paid such a high price to finally reach the fame they are entitled to.
I’m now reading ”Open Up and Bleed” by Paul Trynka which is one of the best bio written on Iggy so far (so far is very relevant here because so many have decided to take on the challenge of writing a new one!) so make sure you watch Jim Jarmusch latest documentary that is strictly about The Stooges called ”Gimme Danger” and so forth!! Long Live Iggy and maybe ”Every Fucking Bum Should Wear a Crown” but I say Iggy should be first in line! So here is the story of the Stooges so brilliantly written by James Marshall for Legs McNeil website pleasekillme.com. published in 3 parts.
I The Three Chord Train to Hell
II The Death and Rise of the Stooges
III Triumph of the Will
You will see how hard it was for The Stooges and how hard the struggle was to keep it together. Very few people would have thought that The Stooges would be back together after so many years but these guys really have been through Hell and back and they are back to testify. I’m pretty sure that the members fo the MC5, both dead and living would be very proud of their little brother band now… So just click on each image and read that breath taking piece written by James Marshall and I hope you enjoy each and every word of it as I did. This is the story of The Stooges by James Marshall.
- Iggy Pop – lead vocals (1967–1974, 2003–2016)
- Scott Asheton – drums (1967–1974, 2003–2014; died 2014)
- Ron Asheton – lead guitar (1967–1971, 2003–2009), bass guitar (1972–1974; died 2009)
- Dave Alexander – bass guitar (1967–1970; died 1975)
- Steve Mackay – saxophone (1970, 2003–2015; died 2015)
- Bill Cheatham – lead guitar (1970; died late 1990s)
- Zeke Zettner – bass guitar (1970; died 1973)
- James Williamson – lead guitar (1970–1974, 2009–2016)
- Jimmy Recca – bass guitar (1971)
- Bob Sheff – keyboards (1973)
- Scott Thurston – keyboards (1973–1974; 2010, 2013 as guest)
- Tornado Turner – lead guitar (1973)
- Mike Watt – bass guitar (2003–2016)
- Toby Dammit – drums, percussion (2011–2016)
- Gimme Danger/Jim Jarmusch Ambitious Stooges Documentary
- Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
- The Stooges Vintage Pics/Live from Farmington High School in Oakland County
- Looselips/Interview with Scott Ashton by Chris Barry
- Gutterdämmerung/The Loudest Silent Movie on Earth
- A Shaded View on Fashion/A Shaded View on Fashion
- Great Punk Stuff on Tape/All Star Punk Foootage