The Stooges Celebrate 50 Years Of The Stooges

The Stooges Celebrate 50 Years Of The Stooges

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Despite flying under the critical and commercial radar when it was released in 1969, The Stooges debut self-titled album would eventually go on to achieve legendary status. That rise was fueled, in no small part, by the generations of artists who have been influenced directly and indirectly by the band through the years - some of those include Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Joan Jett. 

Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander predicted the future of rock ’n’ roll 50 years ago with the unrelenting sonic assault heard on The Stooges. Armed with hard-hitting tracks like “1969,” “No Fun,” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” the album kicked down the door for future generations of punk rockers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acknowledged the band’s indelible legacy when it inducted them in 2010.


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Now considered one of the most-influential debuts in rock history, it is being celebrated with a new 50th anniversary digital Super Deluxe Edition featuring the original album along with studio outtakes and alternates never-before-available digitally, plus John Cale’s rejected mix of the full album, which is being released at the correct speed for the first time.  

The new 50th anniversary digital edition of The Stooges includes all eight tracks from the original album, plus alternate versions for every album track, including full versions of “No Fun” and “Ann,” plus the mono single version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a song Rolling Stone included on the magazine’s list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.” It also features the original mix made by the album’s producer John Cale. Elektra – The Stooges’ record label – rejected the mix, which remained unreleased until 2010 when it appeared on the 40th Anniversary Edition of the album.

On that 40th anniversary version, the Cale mixes were mastered at a slower speed than originally intended. That speed discrepancy has been corrected now making it faithful to Cale’s original mixes. Four of those mixes – “Not Right,” “We Will Fall,” “Real Cool Time” and “Ann” – will make their digital debut as part of the release. 
Listen to The Stooges 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Version, here.

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