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The Stooges (Rhino Handmade Collector's Edition)

Iggy & The StoogesAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 16, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 1969
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Rhino / Ada
  • ASIN: B003L1OACO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,969 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The 26-track collection will be issued in a 7" x 7" hardbound booklet that contains two CDs along with a 7" single that features the previously unreleased track "Asthma Attack." A staple of the group''s early live shows, this is the first time a studio version of the song has been released.

Disc 1 combines the original album's 8 songs with producer John Cale's original mixes, including unreleased versions of 2 tracks and the mono single version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog." Disc 2 presents an alternate takes of every song plus 3 more unreleased versions of album tracks.

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A deal at twice the price! September 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this CD (and Funhouse) primarily to give my modern stereo a work-out. Anyone who has the pre-remastered Stooges CDs knows how muddy the quality was on those past releases, especially compared to today's artists and their CDs.

Not only did Elektra do a phenomenal job remastering the tapes, they turned both albums into necessary collector's editions for any Stooges fan. In addition to a legendary album remastered and brought up to today's standards, you get a bonus disc full of unreleased material.

In the case of the self-titled debut, the bonus disc contains what would have been the Psychedelic Stooges' first album, had producer/Velvet Underground-er John Cale had his way. Cale's original mixes (too "arty," as explained in the liner notes) for "No Fun," "1969," "I Wanna Be Your Dog," and "Little Doll" are included; at their best, they're completely different songs from the versions we all know. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" is the stand-out, with Cale burying the guitar and bringing the piano and bells to the fore, creating something so familiar yet so different to what is probably the Stooges' most well-known song. Oh yeah, and the bonus tracks are all remastered, too.

Unlike the remastering job that Columbia did with Raw Power, Elektra kept the rawness and the energy intact and created a mix that sounds great. None of the overmodulation and distortion -- you can turn this mother up LOUD. A very clean mix that still manages to keep the volume, danger and intensity of America's greatest rock band. Ever.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't be more worth an upgrade September 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The new remastered version is 100% worth the money. The sound, the extras, and the liner notes are all great. The extras include some cool versions where they don't fade out Ron Asheton's extended wailing guitar solos. They just let him jam for a minute or longer than on the originals. That's exactly what I wanted, because it's his guitar that I really love. I agree with the other reviewer who said that this albums sound beats the pants off of the old version.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a Decent CD August 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Finally someone reissued this on a decent sounding, well packaged CD. This beats the pants off of the previous CD version. The bonus tracks are fascinating. What on Earth was John Cale thinking when he mixed I Wanna Be Your Dog with the guitar sounding like a bumble bee, the drums way off in another room somewhere and a giant set of sleighbells dominating everything? The record would never have ignited the punk revolution if it had been issued with his mixes. The liner notes and photos are informative. Look at those amplifiers! And that Mosrite bass.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed music for the better October 3, 2004
By Carter
Format:Audio CD
There is a good reason why this is a bit of a mish mash compared to Fun House and Raw Power. It would probably be pretty fair to say that this album was pretty much rushed together, and after reading some stuff here and there you may discover that the initial version of the album had a few less songs, and those there were significantly longer than they ended up here. Has anyone noticed that when the songs end on this album, the song is kind of still going, they just fade out? (even in a couple songs just as a solo is starting)? Ron Asheton has said, for example, that Ann, in it's initial version, was over 8 minutes long, and here it has been cut to less than 3. I really hope those tapes still exist and we'll get to hear them some day. Anyway, the record company didn't like it (usual reasons, not commerical enough), so according to Ron, Real Cool Time, Not Right and Little Doll were written in the space of about 3 hours, rehearsed once and recorded on the first take. This isn't bad stuff though, by any means. It's just when compared to the classics (I mean Fun House, Raw Power) that followed it, it comes up a little short.

We Will Fall gets a lot of criticism, clearly because it's so inaccessible and different to the rest. If you're in the right frame of mind and prepared for what it has to offer though, I think it's great. Lie down, close your eyes and take it all in and it's damn eerie and addictive.

There's not much else to add really. A lot of these reviews are recycling the same information, but it's all true (well the good bits are).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stooges are God May 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Amazing... One of the best records of all time. buy this and funhouse.. Quit your job, form a band and live your life.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was there January 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album still thrills me, lo these many years later. When Iggy barks at Ron Asheton to "tell 'em how I feel!" with the heavy emphasis on the "I", Asheton reels off into one of my favorite guitar solos of all time: desperate, fuzzed-out and wah-wah heavy, spiraling and spinning until you KNOW how Iggy feels!This stuff sounds utterly spontaneous, almost as if they made it up on the spot, which is probably not far from the truth. I saw these guys right after Fun House came out, and they were the loudest, most intense dada-like band imaginable. Sonic Youth later stole their act. If you like your rock and roll primal, this one is it. Ron Asheston steals the show from the Ig.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars legandary wailing trailer park grit August 24, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When Iggy pop muttered his distain for the 60s at the beginning of this landmark album he perhaps was unaware of the angst ridden fetus he gave birth too. That child was punk rock, which has been so pillaged and diluted through the years that now it's a mere shell of it's primal self. However, in it's inception, it was a visceral, foaming, distortion soaked creature spewing the off key, blue collar pespective of troubled youth in Detriot. Envision incoherant, slurred vocals about loose woman, casual dope abuse and teenage shiftlessness and you have the stooge's debut album. The beauty about this ignored relic is it's simplicity.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like some good music that's 1960's and way ahead of ...
Classic. If you like some good music that's 1960's and way ahead of it's time and leading a musical path into the 70's and laying the ground work to Punk. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Matt
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
what else its iggy pop.
Published 13 days ago by robert makela
5.0 out of 5 stars The shape of things to come!
One of the greatest debut albums of all time! Iggy & the boys in fine form, this is the 'real deal' fun house & raw power do not compare. Read more
Published 3 months ago by andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Stooges!
Iggy's first! Primo guitar work from Asheton. "No Fun" is one of the most covered songs in all of Punkdom.
Published 3 months ago by Kurk Schoner
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love Iggy Pop
An all time favorite of mine. I have been playing, "Lust for Life" and can appreciate the quality of the music. Give it a listen - it'll keep you young.
Published 3 months ago by Jeff Haycraft
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stooges: Stooges
this is a great cd it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are


1. 1969
2. I Wanna Be Your Dog
4. No Fun
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Published 5 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This record is funny in the sense that Stooges fans feel compelled to say how much they love Funhouse and/or Raw Power much more than this. Not me. Read more
Published 6 months ago by N. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stooges Vinyl - Incredible
Amazing quality. Replica of the analog master so it sounds superb. I've said it once, I'll say it again, Not a digital remaster, Get ready to hear this album for the first time in... Read more
Published 9 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars I hate the cloud player
The album is fabulous, obviously. But I can't get it to transfer to itunes from the god*am cloud player. This is a truly horrendous experience. I am furious and disgusted. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Matt Fraidin
5.0 out of 5 stars Stooges ...
Iggy Pop is a god! I can't stop listening to "I Wanna Be Your Dog." Every cover of it doesn't do the original justice!
Published 12 months ago by Xenot
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