Thursday, 7 June 2018

Iggy Pop & The Stooges - influences and contemporary bands

(Still walking the dog....)

I like Iggy Pop, and over time I have come to like his band The Stooges. I do, however, read how significant and how great and how innovative and how different The Stooges were, and I wondered.... Just how different were they from the music around them.

Their first album was released in 1969.

The Stooges

Their second, Fun House,  was released in 1970

Fun House

Their third, the well known but problematic Raw Power, was released in 1973 with a controversial mix by David Bowie. The album has been re-released with an Iggy Pop mix.

Raw Power

They were influenced by:

The Doors


The Velvet Underground

The Pretty Things
The Pretty Things (1965),  Get The Picture? (1965), Emotions (1967), S.F. Sorrow (1968), 
Parachute (1970)

The Sonics
Here Are (1965),  Boom (1966),  Introducing (1967)

The Troggs

The Fugs

The Seeds
 The Seeds (1966), Raw & Alive (1968)

Some similar(ish) (electric guitar based hard/fast rock with an edge) albums released in 1969.

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin.
Iron Butterfly - Ball.
Cream - Goodbye.
Vanilla Fudge - Near The Beginning.
Free - Tons of Sobs.
Steppenwulf - At Your Birthday Party.
13th Floor Elevators - Bull of the Woods.
Blue Cheer - New! Improved! 

Jeff Beck Group - Beck-Ola.
Alice Cooper - Pretties For You 

Edgar Broughton Band - Wasa Wasa 
The Head Shop - The Head Shop 
Vanilla Fudge - Rock & Roll 
Flamin' Groovies - Supersnazz  (more rockabilly than hard rock)
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King
The Deviants - Deviants 3 /  Disposable (1968)
Gun - Gun (1968)
Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk
Blue Cheer - Blue Cheer


Pink Fairies - Fuzz Freakout 1970-1971
Alice Cooper - Easy Action

1043  April  2019

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