Personalities | The Stooges | Sixties | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1967–74)
This Detroit quartet’s focal point was Iggy Pop (James Osterberg, vocals), fronting Ron Asheton (guitar), Scott Asheton (drums) and Dave Alexander (bass). Tiring of psychedelia, they had dug down to a raw three-chord bedrock for an eponymous maiden album in 1969, promoted with increasingly more manic stage performances at odds with the prevailing ‘laid-back’ mood. Two more albums, Fun House and 1973’s Raw Power, were appreciated mostly in retrospect after internal ructions and drug abuse prompted disbandment.
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