Saturday, 11 June 2011

Iggy time..

 I've been in a bit of Iggy phase lately.. not sure what kicked it off.. I think ITunes was playing in artist order and hit me with a few hours of Iggy a couple of weeks back.. (or possibly it was the car insurance ads he's done that are all over London... they are weird!)  Whatever, it's inspired me to dig out some stuff and get a post in honour of the Iggster.. a hero of mine if I ever had one. Here are a few old bits.. in chronological order..

First off.. a cool press release for the first LP which came with the above photo..  A nice short biog of the group at that stage..

I Wanna Be Your Dog (Original John Cale mix)

I found this next bit in Rock magazine.. a New York weekly music tabloid.  This is an interesting Iggy interview from the Nov 22 1971 issue.. The Stooges had been dropped by Elektra and had split up and Iggy had hooked up with James Willaimson but not sure what was next.. One odd thing here is he mentions wanting to go to England and I didn't think he met Bowie till 1972..  maybe there had been contact between them earlier?  (I just scanned the two Iggy pages.. apologies for the messy joins.. I had to do two scans for each page.)
Download Rock - Iggy pages

Of course Iggy got the Stooges together again for one more studio LP.. Raw Power.  here's the original UK mix of Search and Destroy from the 1973 release.  I believe the mix on this track is different from the better known Bowie mix used on the US '73 issue and the '77 UK re-issue..
 Search & Destroy (1973 UK LP mix)

To round things off for this post.. a superb issue of Creem magazine from April 1974.  There was so much good stuff in this issue that I scanned the whole thing.  Apart from Iggy on the cover and an in depth Stooges feature with great pics there's also a couple of New York Dolls pages, Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople plus other cool stuff (and random other old 70's hippy stuff, always good to put the Stooges in context!)
Download Creem April 1974
That's it for now.. I'll do another Iggy post in the near future once I have time to dig out and scan some more from the archives.  Hope you like this lot..