Friday, June 24, 2005

Iggy Pop Deriding the Marrakesh Express

Here is some news about some upcoming releases from the Stooges, from

Expanded versions of the Stooges' howling, hard-rocking first two albums are headed for record stores on August 16th. Rhino Records' double-CD deluxe editions of 1969's The Stooges and 1970's Fun House will feature the original album plus a bonus CD of demos and rarities. The bonus disc of the Stooges' eponymous debut contains alternate takes and mixes of classics like "I Wanna Be Your Dog," while its Fun House counterpart also includes two songs, "Lost in the Future" and "Slide (Slidin' the Blues)," that did not appear on the original release.

Formed in 1967, the Stooges were Detroit's gritty response to what singer Iggy Pop calls the "wockety-wickety-wackety-woo" of the hippie movement. "It didn't even rock," he told Rolling Stone in 2003 of the flowery soundtrack to the Summer of Love. "I mean, 'Marrakesh Express?' It may be the worst song ever written."
There were so many songs from that era he could have chosen, I wonder what would make him think of that one in particular. Why not "Deja Vu" or "Almost Cut My Hair," for instance?

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Anonymous said...

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A collection of rare tracks from the early days of the L A punk rock movement originally released on PHILIPPE MOGANE & JAMES WILLIAMSON (STOOGES)’s Siamese Records. Includes the original version of “I Got A Right” by The STOOGES and "We Got The Neutron Bomb" by THE CONTROLLERS, "Beat Her With A Rake" by THE WEASELS, a cover of "Hound Dog" by the ATTITUDE (with LITTLE RICHARD guesting on piano), as well as more tracks from IGGY & THE STOOGES, NU AMERICANS, MAX LAZER BAND, and more.