Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Stooges, Iggy Pop|
Stooges (1972 Demos)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
A good, though scattershot, comp
mpv | USA | 05/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A nicely packaged CD with good sound quality. The highlight is the overwhelmingly fierce "Open Up & Bleed."The downside, for me, is the inclusion of alternate takes of songs which appear (in superior form, in my opinion) on Kill City, Raw Power, and "I Got A Right." I wish BOMP! or someone else would compile all the non-LP studio tracks on a single disc. As it is, they have studio outtakes, live versions, and everything else spread over a bunch of CDs, which seems done more for profit than comprehensiveness.Incidentally, I have a CD on the French Revenge label ('Kill City/I'm Sick of You,' not sold on Amazon) which compiles "I Got a Right," "Gimme Some Skin," the studio tracks from "I'm Sick of You," the *entire* Kill City album, and "Jesus Loves the Stooges." Unfortunately, though the material is licensed from BOMP!, it's all mastered from vinyl, so the sound isn't great. But they've got the right idea.That said (grouse, grouse), "Studio Sessions" is a fine initiation into the seamy Stooges underworld. I'd recommend it as a first step beyond "Raw Power" et al."
mpv | 02/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally! The Rubber Legs tracks off the master tapes, without all the hiss and crackle heard on BOMP!'s Open Up And Bleed! and the aforementioned french bootleg. If there was ever any evidence that the Stooges were artistically deserving of a second Columbia album it is found in all its glory right here. While the Rubber Legs portion of this CD are studio rehearsals, Iggy and band give all. The addition of a piano player (Bob Sheff, I believe) was a stroke of genius. He brings a new dimension of swing to the Stooges and his electric-piano playing on "Open Up And Bleed" adds a touch of the mystic to the band's sound. That he can more than hold his own amidst James Williamson's relentless rhythm guitar and blistering solos is no small feat. And Iggy's off hand calls to band members for solos and what not has the strange effect of enhancing these recordings. This CD also features a rare version of "I Got A Right" not found on any of the BOMP! releases.A couple of other outtakes from these sessions can be heard on various BOMP! releases, and they are off the master tapes, but if you want to hear the shorter, more intense version of "Johanna" off the master, you'll have to seek out Open Up And Bleed on the french label Revenge."
Iggy&The Stooges - 'Studio Sessions,1972 Demos' (Pilot)
Mike Reed | USA | 06/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Another collection for all you Iggy/Stooges die hards.Ten power house cuts from rehearsal tapes that were recorded sometime in 1972.Sound is acceptable.Tunes that made me want to smash stuff up in the street were "Death Trip","I Got A Right","Rubber Legs" and a track that I don't remember,"Pin Point Eyes".Wait...a minute.That song is on the 'Wild Love' disc(see my review)."