180g Vinyl Edition Cut From Original Analog Masters!
Long before the raw power of punk icon Iggy Pop became legend, his first incarnation as Iggy Stooge of proto-punk trailblazers The Stooges roared into being. The essence of punk years before the genre existed, The Stooges' furious music was a howling, visceral, fuzztone-drenched, and unprecedented vortex of sound, as evidenced on their revolutionary self-titled, John Cale-produced 1969 debut album. Their bracing follow-up, the 1970 Fun House, portrayed their evolution into a fiercer, stronger band with Iggy's primal vocals and mad brilliance more potent than ever.
"...Do you long to have your mind blown open so wide that it will take weeks for you to pick up the little, bitty pieces? Do you yearn for the oh-mind? Do you ache to feel all right? Then by all means, you simply must come visit us at The Stooges' Fun House." - Charlie Burton, Rolling Stone. 1970
"With garage-savvy ex-Kingsmen keyboardist Don Gallucci producing their second album, the Stooges made their most fully realized effort, despite their collective drug problems. "We had a certain purity of intention," Iggy Pop asserted. "I don't think we did ever get it from the drugs. I think they killed things." They couldn't kill what he has called the relentless "troglodyte groove" the band had on Fun House. "I stick it deep inside," Iggy growls on "Loose," one of the album's typically confrontational tracks. Later, on "1970," he insisted, ad infinitum, "I feel all right," and there's no question you wouldn't want any of whatever he was on." - www.rollingstone.com
"Fun House is, no contest, the greatest rock 'n' roll album of all time." - Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker
Cut from original analog masters
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1. Down On the Street
3. T.V. Eye
6. Fun House
7. L.A. Blues