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July 08, 2020


r malce



I saw The Stooges in August 1973 on the Raw Power tour when they opened for Dr. John's Medicine Show (seriously) in Tempe, AZ. My friends and I were heavily into glitter rock (what they called it then rather than glam rock), and were literally the only people in this 2,300-seat plus auditorium there to see them. We had front row seats, and they played the entire concert directly to us, ignoring the boos, catcalls and occasional hurled projectiles, because we were screaming and singing along to everything. At one point Iggy actually leaped off the stage, sat on my lap (!!!), put his arm around my neck, and commanded me to sing "Gimme Danger" with him. Still one of the high points of my life. Love Raw Power, but yeah, agree that Funhouse is the more superior of the two.

In 2020 it's weird to glorify an album where the singer is a pedophile. He even has lyrics about fucking a 13 year old. Shame.

Alex in NYC

For those playing along at home, Paul is alluding to Iggy’s invocation of self-styled “Queen of the Groupie Scene” Sable Starr on “Look Away,” a track off Iggy’s 1996 solo album, NAUGHTY LITTLE DOGGIE, in which case Paul probably also has a hard time appreciating he merits of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The New York Dolls, and many others.

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