THE STOOGES - LONDON 2010

May 15, 2010 – 11:09 am

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IGGY AND THE STOOGES
London 2010

Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, May 2, 2010.

Reader Lincoln Park Mark is such a big fan of The Stooges that he sent us a copy of the Raw Power tracks from the London May 2 show to be shared with our readers as a way of inspiring them to purchase the show and the newly reissued Raw Power album.

However, as the show is on sale at simfylive.com, the next best thing we can do is to offer them as 60-second soundbites.

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for all your efforts and the artwork (for those interested).

60-SECOND SOUNDBITES

Track 01. Search & Destroy
Track 02. Gimme Danger
Track 03. Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
Track 04. Penetration
Track 05. Raw Power
Track 06. I Need Somebody
Track 07. Shake Appeal
Track 08. Death Trip

Visit the simfylive.com site to purchase the show.

Click on the link to order the Raw Power reissue.

This is what Simon Price wrote in The Independent:

It makes sense to bring Iggy and the Stooges’ third album back to the city where, at the invitation of David Bowie, they recorded it in a studio at the foot of the Post Office Tower and where, only a few months earlier, they played their first concert outside the US in front of a crowd which included a 16-year-old Johnny Rotten and Mick Jones.

And, 37 years on, Osterberg’s revelling in performing it. His hair is now silver by nature, but he retains that extraordinary musculature, a tangle of bungee cords and suspension bridge cables wrestling for supremacy underneath a leathery skin tarpaulin, as he prowls in that unmistakable gait.

He instigates a stage invasion for “Shake Appeal”, only the third song. Two songs later, he’s taking on the crowd on their turf, jeans slipping down to expose his pubic mound, builders’ bumcrack and the first few inches of his famous penis.

In case you hadn’t heard, the Stooges – James Williamson, Scott Asheton, Steve Mackay and Mike Watt of Minutemen/fIREHOSE (recruited after the death of Ron Asheton in 2009) – are sounding fearsome right now. I’ve never seen pogoing at the back of the hall before.

It isn’t long before they tear up the script and gleefully plunder the rest of the back-cat: “1970″, “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, “Cock in My Pocket”, “I Got a Right” and proto-punk anthem “Kill City” (”We don’t believe in anything/We don’t stand for nothin’ …”).

There’s one moment that sums up everything. Steve Mackay’s tooting some free jazz on the sax when, suddenly, Iggy kills it by thumping his mic into a speaker bin to force a screech of feedback. The Stooges in microcosm: high art destroyed by lowdown dirty kicks. Gimme danger? You got it.

  1. 7 Responses to “THE STOOGES - LONDON 2010”

  2. Thanks BigO,

    One note on the line up. It was James Williamson that was recruited after Ron passed away. Watt and Mackey have been part of the reunion since day one.
    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have go and buy some new stooges material…

    Old Sod

    By Old Sod on May 16, 2010

  3. This is a band possessed! Buy this SHOW! Real Rock And Roll.

    By ReV RuSSeLL on May 16, 2010

  4. Great to have James Williamson back!
    Thank YOU guys for this appetizer and for all the happy hours I have with music from your blog.
    Thanks!!!!

    cheers Tony

    By tony lauber on May 17, 2010

  5. Who would have guessed that James Williamson would become a big time executive and come back for more in old age?

    By Jonathan on May 25, 2010

  6. 2 song are outofdate.. search and destroy and your pretty face is going to the hell

    i love iggy so much!!

    By marionoise on Oct 30, 2013

  7. R.I.P Scott Asheton. Announced a couple hours ago. From the last original Stooge standing:

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM IGGY:
    My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

    Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Asheton’s have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

    My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

    Iggy Pop

    By lowendbill on Mar 17, 2014

  8. A request… IGGY POP’S return to stage ATP Iceland 7/8/15. 1st live performance in what, 2-3 years? Thanx in advance. Far more vital than those overpaid limeys.

    By Happy Camper on Jul 15, 2015

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