Broken glass and peanut butter.
Mike Reed | 04/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is raw. This is very nasty nasty rock n roll made by some very intense guys. It's live, and it's desperate. Recorded at various L.A. nightspots, including the Whisky..this album captures Iggy and the stooges and their ferocious, seat of the pants best. "Take it easy brother, take it easy brother.." Buy this cd only if you wanna get down n dirty with the Igster.. if not..check out the slick new remix of raw power. That rocks, but CA Bleeding is truly RAW. Cut down to the bone."
Iggy&The Stooges - 'California Bleeding' (Bomp)
Mike Reed | USA | 09/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'California Bleeding' brings us die hards three(3) live concert snippets.Two of the three are from a five-night stay the Stooges played at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in September,1973.Stooges fans,please take note:these tracks are NOT of the same that were released on the French label Revenge,titled The Stooges-'Live At The Whiskey'.The show on THAT disc was from the Sept.16 gig.The tunes on THIS disc are from the Sept.15 and Sept.19 gigs.Probably not much difference,but they are culled from another show.Sound quality seems to vary on certain cuts.I,personally was impressed with "Open Up And Bleed",the rarely played "Johanna" and performance art-like "She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills".Noticed that the Stooges fifth member(?) keyboardist Scott Thurston was playing some pretty mean harmonia here and there.No better than 'Double Danger'."
California Dreamin'....Courtesy of The Stooges
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 09/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There has been a vast amount of concert and studio material finding its way to CD and album from The Stooges and Iggy & The Stooges that it is oftentimes a tough call where to start...or what is actually relevant.
This collection culled from a series of September 1973 gigs at the Whisky a Go Go and a 1974 San Francisco concert is about as solid a release available; Iggy (Pop) Stooge is holding things together, the band is in good form and the audience is enthusiastic. The photo collection from the performances are an added bonus and the entire package is solid.
This is California Dreamin' from a decadent proto-punk perspective, but demonstrates that there were rare moments when an artist who was quickly losing a battle with personal demons could still deliver the goods.