The Stooges

~ Release group by The Stooges

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The Stooges12" Vinyl8
  • US1969-08-05
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)EKS 74051
The Stooges12" Vinyl8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)42 032[none]
The StoogesCD8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use), Warner Music Australia (AU subsidiary of Warner Music International since 1988)75596066720075596066723
The StoogesCD8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)CD 74051075596066723
The StoogesCD8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)7559-60667-2075596066723
The StoogesCD8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)74051-2075596066723
The StoogesCD8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)74051-2075596066723
The Stooges12" Vinyl8
Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01)42 032, 74 051075596066716
The StoogesCD8
  • JP1991-06-25
Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01)WMC5-3784988053603781
The StoogesCD8
  • JP1998-02-25
EastWest Japan, Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)AMCY-25664988029256645
The Stooges2×CD8 + 10
  • XE2005-08-15
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use), Rhino (reissue label)8122-73176-2081227317621
The Stooges (deluxe edition)2×CD8 + 10
  • US2005-08-16
Rhino (reissue label)R2 73176081227317621
The StoogesCD8
  • JP2009-12-09
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)WPCR-137294943674095551
The Stooges2×CD17 + 9
  • US2010-04-20
Rhino HandmadeRHM2 523612
The Stooges (50th anniversary deluxe edition)Digital Media26
  • US2019-11-08
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use), Rhino (reissue label)
The Stooges (John Cale mix)12" Vinyl8
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)RCV1 607300081227909437

Relationships

part of:Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 10) (order: 10)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 185) (order: 185)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 488) (order: 488)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/38215 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/8f54 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000195830 [info]
Wikidata:Q378272 [info]

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Although the Detroit-based Stooges were not alone in creating music like this at the close of the 60s, they were the best. It certainly wasn't fashionable; regressive three-chord rock that looked back to the swamp sound of gritty rhythm and blues, and, in leader Iggy Stooge, they had one of the ultimate non-singers - yet his sheer force of personality wrests control of the record, like it did the group's fabled live appearances.

The Stooges were signed to the peace-and-love promoting Elektra Records when A&R man Danny Fields caught them in concert as he was signing the MC5. After being forced by label boss Jac Holzman to write more material, The Stooges was produced by John Cale immediately after leaving the Velvet Underground. Cale's all-faders-open production is one of the most exciting captured on record. This is rock at its most primordial. Ron Asheton's guitar solo on "I Wanna Be Your Dog" has absolutely nothing to do with virtuoso grandstanding - it's played as if his whole life depends on it. "No Fun" dispels any notion that the 60s were all about hippie harmony

The Stooges' debut album is the original punk rock rush on record, a long-held well-kept secret by those in the know. The influence on John Lydon and Mark E. Smith in particular is immense. Rolling Stone said in 1992 that "there's a finely honed metal-edge to the Stooges' Motor City psychedelia that keeps it from sounded dated." This is absolutely true; it sounds like it's been recorded in a garage this very morning.