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The Stooges ‘Live At Goose Lake’ To Be Released August 7

The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970

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.

LISTEN TO “T.V. EYE – RADIO EDIT”

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

SIDE A

1. Intro

2. Loose

3. Down On The Street

4. T.V. Eye

5. Dirt

SIDE B

1. 1970 (I Feel Alright)

2. Fun House

3. L.A. Blues

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Behind-The-Scenes Of Making The Fun House 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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

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The Stooges 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Available Now

The Stooges: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

26-Track Digital Edition Features The Classic Album And Studio Outtakes, Plus The Original John Cale Mix Of The Full Album

Available Today Via All Digital Download And Streaming Services

Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary for one of the most-influential debuts in rock history with a new digital Super Deluxe Edition of The Stooges’ self-titled proto-punk classic. The digital exclusive features the original album along with studio outtakes and alternates never-before-available digitally, plus John Cale’s rejected mix of the full album, which is being released at the correct speed for the first time. THE STOOGES: 50th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION is available today via all digital download and streaming services.

Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander predicted the future of rock ’n’ roll 50 years ago with the unrelenting sonic assault heard on The Stooges. Armed with hard-hitting tracks like “1969,” “No Fun,” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” the album kicked down the door for future generations of punk rockers. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame acknowledged the band’s indelible legacy when it inducted them in 2010.

The new 50th anniversary digital edition of The Stooges includes all eight tracks from the original album, plus alternate versions for every album track, including full versions of “No Fun” and “Ann,” plus the mono single version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a song Rolling Stone included on the magazine’s list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.”

THE STOOGES: 50th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION also features the original mix made by the album’s producer John Cale. Elektra – The Stooges’ record label – rejected the mix, which remained unreleased until 2010 when it appeared on the 40th Anniversary Edition of the album produced by Rhino Handmade.

On the Rhino Handmade version, the Cale mixes were mastered at a slower speed than the originally intended. That speed discrepancy has been corrected on the 50th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION, making it faithful to Cale’s original mixes. Four of those mixes – “Not Right,” “We Will Fall,” “Real Cool Time” and “Ann” – will make their digital debut this month as part of the release.

Despite flying under the critical and commercial radar when it was released in 1969, The Stooges would eventually go on to achieve legendary status. That rise was fueled, in no small part, by the generations of artists who have been influenced directly and indirectly by the band through the years.

THE STOOGES: 50TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION

Track Listing

  1. “1969”
  2. “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
  3. “We Will Fall”
  4. “No Fun”
  5. “Real Cool Time”
  6. “Ann”
  7. “Not Right”
  8. “Little Doll”
  9. “1969” – Original John Cale Mix
  10. “Not Right” – Original John Cale Mix *
  11. “We Will Fall” – Original John Cale Mix *
  12. “No Fun” – Original John Cale Mix
  13. “Real Cool Time” – Original John Cale Mix *
  14. “Ann” – Original John Cale Mix *
  15. “Little Doll” – Original John Cale Mix
  16. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Original John Cale Mix
  17. “1969” – Alternate Vocal
  18. “Real Cool Time” – Takes 1 & 2
  19. “Not Right” – Alternate Vocal
  20. “Ann” – Full Version
  21. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Alternate Vocal
  22. “No Fun” – Full Version
  23. “Little Doll” – Takes 1-5 *
  24. “We Will Fall” – Alternate Version *
  25. “Asthma Attack”
  26. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – Single Version *

* previously unavailable digitally