Stooges: You want my action! - CD Boxset
“ the most important Stooges artefact since metallic ko “ Kris Needs 4 stars Record collector
Ok how do i start here ? We have bought tapes of four Stooges shows from spring 1971 when the line up included James & Ron on guitar with Jimmy Recca on bass and what a sound they make too ! mind blowing isnt the word . Why this whole thing was resricted to a handful of gigs, with all the set list bar ’I got a right’ being scrapped is beyond comprehension this band are truly magnificent . These shows illustrate just how shoddy the Michigan Palace show or the Whiskey a go go shows really were in comparison.
And not a fuckin piano in sight !
These recordings are Audience recordings!
The Electric Circus shows in New York and the Detroit show being recorded by then manager Danny Fields who has kindly written a forward for us . The wonderful thing that you get with the audience recording is that you pick up bits of conversation of the New York crowd from that gig which i find endearing . We also have photos from the gig shot by Eric Rudolph. and Lisa Gottlieb The St Louis Factory show has been very poorly bootlegged but the recording made by John Caspermeyer has been taken into the studio and improved and again we have photos from the concert shot by Craig Petty and his first hand account of the gig.
The Ups and downs:
The documentative importance of these recordings are why we are bringing them to you.
The band have authorised this!
The sound of the Stooges in 1971 themselves is something to wallow in, they were a band on fire, despite whatever recreational activities were going on in and around this time . Simply they were brilliant compared to the mess that you here on Metallic ko.
Blistering twin guitars abound throughout and the sound quality of the band is pretty good throughout unfortunately iggys vocals are often lost as he leaves the stage for a burger or to be sick ..actually sometimes he doesnt leave the stage to be sick ....you think im joking ??
This set is for the hard core fans only
It is 4 concerts of exactly the same set of 6 songs which include to the best of our knowledge I Got a Right , You Dont Want my Name. Possibly Fresh Rag however the surviving Stooges dont seem to be able to recall what the songs were called so we havent set out a set list of made up names.
They are all recorded by audience members on cassette.
I cannot stress enough that although our recordings are enormously superior to the Factory bootleg they are still audience recordings.
There will only be 1000 of these sets made available.
So we only have one shot at this so everything including the kitchen sink is going in.
One of the greatest bands in the world playing a handful of gigs with a twin guitar line –up which lasted all of two months with a live set list that was scrapped and never performed nor recorded again.
My personal recomendation is MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE ! The performance is out of this world !!
Design & Layout : Les Clark
The Electric Circus (14.5.71)
The Electric Circus (15.5.71)
The Factory St Charles St Louis 27.5.71 (Last Stooges gig on the 71 tour)
Vanity Ballroom East Jefferson Detroit 13.4.71 (First show of the tour)