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#183: The Stooges by The Stooges

5.21.2013

The Stooges by The Stooges (1969)

Favorite Tracks: "1969" and "We Will Fall" and "No Fun"

Thoughts: We JUST heard The Stooges back at #183 and I wasn't blown away. This is their debut album and since it's from 1969, I wasn't very disappointed. "We Will Fall" is a 10 minute song with a repeated mantra (I don't think in English) that could have been annoying, but was haunting and meditative instead. It's got an Eastern, psychedelic feel and I always associate the Stooges with a more punk sensibility, so it helped expand my view of their music. Especially the violin (or some type of string instrument) at the end that even added a country feel! "No Fun" was a catchy start to side B, and had me wanting to clap along.

Overall, not bad, but not a new favorite either.

Is This Better Than Bad?: Not to me.

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