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The Stooges

The Stooges

1969

The Stooges

Album Summary

The Stooges is the debut studio album by American rock band the Stooges, released on August 5, 1969 by Elektra Records. Considered a landmark proto-punk release, the album peaked at number 106 on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The tracks "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1969" were released as singles; "1969" was featured on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs" at number 35.

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Rating

3.3

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4361

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
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Was going to give it a 3, but then a vision of Iggy Pop's shirtless body appeared to me in a dream, guiding my hand to the 4th star.

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“The Stooges” by The Stooges (1969) Never heard this album, and I’m only slightly familiar with the later work of frontman Iggy Pop. Proto punk is anti-music. I get it. But after 50 years, this album is an archaeological artifact. Heroin always screws up the music. Always. “We Will Fall” should have ended with the sound of your dad pounding on the bathroom door, yelling. “Hey! How long you gonna be in there?” At some point, Iggy Pop must’ve said to himself, “Ya know, I bet I could make enough money to keep me stoned just by doing a bad imitation of Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison.” And so he did. Southeast Michigan produced Motown, MC5, Grand Funk Railroad and Bob Seger. Could’ve skipped the Stooges. That’s all that comes to mind after listening to this mindless album. 1/5

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This album spawned a million copycats. The lineage of influence you could draw from this record and the two that followed it is far and wide. This sounded like nothing else in 1969 and it still sounds incredible today. The fuzz guitar, Iggy yelping and screaming like a madman, a badass rhythm section. This is a classic. This isn’t even my favorite Stooges record either, or my second favorite. Favorite track: I Wanna Be Your Dog Least favorite track: psh there isn’t one

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Listening to this LP all I could imagine was a couple of Beetle fans having their minds exploded and corrupted after a friend slips them this album and gets them to drop the needle on it back in 1969. I mean the opening track ‘1969’ is enough to give listeners like myself goosebumps still today so I can only imagine what impact it had on the youth of yesteryear! Sparkly pop and cheerful melodies are suddenly overtaken in the charts by what I imagine parents would class as devil music with it’s fuzz & distorted driven guitar solos and primal sounds. To think only 9yrs before this album hit the only music you could buy at the local record store for a comparative rock fix would have been Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue. And Elvis Presley still had three singles in the top 30 of the same year. Sometime between then and 1969 Iggy and his band discovered a whah pedal and the joys of driving a vox or Marshall tube amp into heavenly distorted territory few had probably even heard before. What a time it must have been to be alive...but also young and totally naive to all the legendary music that was yet to be made in your era by the most famous performers in the whole of rock music history. But I digress...I also probably have all the exact timings in history incorrect but you get what i mean. Older vintage albums like this, I believe, need to be scored by the impact and what was fashionable in music in their time. If the music still manages to fill the gap between then and today in listenability and reverence then it should get many more bonus points. This overdriven soul dripping rock album covers it all...and I can imagine it still exciting a couple of keen young teenagers starting out on their musically life journey today. 5 Stars

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I was extremely sober listening to this and I feel like I could have enjoyed it being extremely high. But as such, I didn't enjoy it.

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Now I wanna be your dog!

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5

I feel like I understand music history better from having listened to this. It feels like the bridge between psychedelic rock and punk.

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Iggy Pop's snarling, disassociating, do not give a fuck garage is what I always want to embody. I love tracks like 1969 and I Wanna Be Your Dog, but also loved the unexpected treats like "We Will Fall"

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Definitely hear their influence on similar bands from the 2000s. Like The Strokes. I hate The Strokes. Do not like this.

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אלבום טוב אבל באמת שנשבר לי הזין מהז'אנר ומהמוזיקה הזאת

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5

So good.

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5

Well this is just awesome. There's not a bad track on here. I like to think I would have been all over this had I been a teen in 1969, but the truth is teen me had nasty taste. 1969 must have been really shocked by this album, it still sounds relevant today. Lovely stuff.

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iggy

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Enjoyed this

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5

This rules and it’s almost unbelievable how current it is

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td pra mim

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5

Lots of resounding classics on this album for me. Not without it's flaws but the early garage sound has always worked for me across this band's whole early catalog

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5

Really enjoyed this one, particularly I Wanna Be Your Dog. Not sure how I've never listened to this album before, considering the similarities to the Velvet Underground

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Love this album

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More depth to the music than I expected. Production is excellent meaning it sounds simultaneously raw and warm.

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Just excellent, raw and at times super psychedelic.

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Well this is just awesome. There's not a bad track on here. I like to think I would have been all over this had I been a teen in 1969, but the truth is teen me had nasty taste. 1969 must have been really shocked by this album, it still sounds relevant today. Lovely stuff.

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best album ever, period

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Already had a few Iggy Pop solo albums. Liked this one as well.

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5

Don't even really need to isten to this album again as I've listened to it so much. But then again, I'm always looking for a reason to listen to it again. I love this album, 1969, I wanna be your dog, and real cool time. There isn't really a bad song here. I can feel the influence of this album in a lot of music. Proto-punk for sure. It's awesome, and not even my favorite Stooges album. I highly recommend their music to everyone.

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Impactante, além do punk-rock.

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Un. Lassique ? 1ere ecoute mais je suis seduit vraiment. Tres explosif, mais un album a ecouter et reecouter.

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Krachtige riffs met veel distortion. "We Will Fall" is op zijn minst speciaal te noemen, maar"Now I wanna be your dog" en "No Fun" blijven meesterlijke nummers. Even dacht ik af te ronden naar een 4, maar het krijgt het voordeel van de twijfel

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Entonces esto es protopunk? todos mis respetos. Cuando inventas algo y tu invento empieza a crecer como bola de nieve hasta llegar a límites que nadie sospecha, es que hiciste algo bueno. Este disco es tan influyente que la música de hoy no sería lo mismo sin él. 5/5

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Notes: listened to this album at work, and at home. Man, this album oozes energy. I've read that this album precedes punk by a LOT, and it shows; 35 minutes of pure noisy rock, all killer, no filler. And to think, this came out the same year as Abbey Road and Tommy! What a counterpoint to those two. Favorite track: No Fun

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I love how stripped down the Stooges sound. It's like they looked at rock'n'roll, and said I don't need this, I don't need that, alright good enough!

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This is a strange one to review. Do you review it knowing everything you know in 2022 (when this review was written) or do you try to think of what 1969 was like? I choose to go with the later. It rules, and it would've blown my mind in 1969.

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Imagine hearing this in 69

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Really cool! Bem anos 70. Super vou buscar mais. Melhor música: No fun e Ann

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Perfect end to end.

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Masterful early angry rock, with elements of psychedelica and punk. Pulsing, driving, hypnotizing tracks.

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5

After 330 albums on this list, things start to get a pattern. Sometimes I enjoy finding out some cool non-English albums (even being so few in the book) and sometimes I spent the whole week listen "the same thing". Then...this! It's very strange to note how a 50 years album can be so refreshing. I don't know if it's a pre-punk, metal, or anything, but it's very good!!

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Already knew many of the tracks - 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun - all proto punk classics. We Will Fall was a surprise - could have fitted on a Velvet Underground album as it's a 10 minute drone! Basically, a classic album that deserves your full attention.

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Fun to listen to this album while I’m visiting Ann Arbor! The Stooges are a great garage Rock proto-punk band. I’ve always been an Iggy Pop fan. The album starts with a bit of youthful cynicism — 1969 is just another year with nothing to do. Driving drum line, cool guitar effects, and Iggy’s assertion of not caring all make for a great classic tune. Moving on to the one that got me listening to the Stooges: “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” This song is strange and perverse, but it’s clear that the musicians are just being shock-value teens (or perhaps making an incisive, tongue-in-cheek critique of sexual monogamy). After those two short and rather simple tunes, we move to the ten minute “We Will Fall,” which has a dark psychedelia vibe to it with deep drones, a dirge-like tempo, and another language at the beginning. This piece definitely differentiates the Stooges from other garage/proto-punk groups — I wonder how this sounded live. I also wonder how this particular song was perceived at the time (perhaps it was perfect for smoking listeners to get high to) as it is clearly influenced by Indian drone music. Regardless of its cultural context, I thought that song was a pleasant surprise! Next, we move back to the punk stuff. That fuzzy guitar sound is so classic Stooges. The recurring theme appears to be teenage boredom, harkening back to “1969.” “No Fun” has been my least favorite so far; I think it drags a little. “Ann” has a different feel from the other songs, and it’s nice. This song feels somewhat more sophisticated lyrically than the others. The third half erupts back into fuzzy garage goodness. The band blinks back into crude garage punk on “Not Right.” Though the lyrics on these types of songs aren’t as sophisticated as those on “Ann,” Iggy’s stilted phrasings simulate a conversation or scene creating a kind of musical realism against the backdrop of musical chaos. The final song on the album is “Little Doll,” again evoking a kind of perverseness like “Dog.” Classic grimy rock ‘n’ roll with musical and lyrical surprises (drone, fuzz, perversion, and the occasional tenderness). An easy 5!

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Wow! What an album! It took my by surprise, unexpectedly awesome

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we will fall очень крутая! к тому же солист зе стужи явно сергей перегудов (в этой песне точно) если еще что-то выделять, ann запомнилась короче, отличный роцк, сказать нечего больше

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Легендарный Игги Поп Простые тексты, но как раз простотой и честностью цепляющие 3 песня выбивается из всего альбома. Ритуал шамана; пляски языков пламени в темноте Этот альбом я добавила в свою медиатеку

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5

Excellent

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Bowser's kid Iggy basically created Punk, so that's pretty cool

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4

Good stuff. Definitely different, and that is why I like it. If I saw this at my record store I would pick it up.

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1. his voice alternates between being kind of annoying and kind of charming constantly 2. We Will Fall is really good and holy shit its from 1969?? but also why is it after the first two songs. 1969 and I Wanna Be Your Dog (relateable am i rite) are both bangers and the momentum gets stopped in its tracks for 10 minutes. 3. also it doesnt help that the middle section doesnt have quite the same spark imo. picks up at the end though 4. the guitar sounds on here are really sick. the right channel wah guitar in 1969 goes fucking bonkers badonkers what the hell 5. thats it :)

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Rad

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Great early punk

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Quite liked it. Better than expected.

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I really enjoyed this album. I'm not even sure if I have ever heard of the stooges before.

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Great album. Love "I wanna be your dog".

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good good .. We Will Fall is an insane blueprint for things like GY!BE and Liars

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3.7

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No Fun is my highlight

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Familiarity: 1/10 Notes: The Stooges' self titled is a classic proto punk driven rock record. Boasting long guitar riffs and solid jams Real Review: 7.5/10

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Schweet

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Pretty solid, not a lot to say about it.

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Pretty good. Can hear the sounds that would influence the late-era rockers in late 70s-early 80s.

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Achei massa, cheio dos fuzz podrão, não sei se escutaria de novo

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A few songs I knew but never made the connection as to the artist. Good old school stuff and I can hear the beginning of sound that was taken forward by other artists.

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Was there such thing as punk music in the 60s???

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Wow. I can't believe how punky this was. Way ahead of it's time.

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Great raw sound

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I LOVED this album. It makes me want to get stoned and dance around.

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Good. Grungy. Would listen again.

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Cierto toque y pose punk. Trascendentales e imperecederos

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Love this but it's been a while

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Wanna be your dog is a 5* song

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Good album. Driving guitars and that distinctive lead vocal. I wanna be your dog by far the best rack but others have their merits too and I enjoyed the album.

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3 classics, 3 really good tracks but dragged down by we will fall.

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This album has stood the test of time.

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Raw, weird combination of black sabbath and punk

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Great, its like I found the missing link between rock and punk.

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Great precursor to the music defining punk rock

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Iggy pop , proto punk , heavy guitar

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Great album. Doors influences.

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iconic

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when you look at what this album kicked it off it's pretty incredibly, very early to the punk scene and influenced countless bands and sounds and scenes, some tracks im not so into or sound like rehashes of others, but it's good

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Enjoyable romp from young Iggy and gang.

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love the stooges every.damn.time.

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It's nice, kinda fresh

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pretty groovy! can see myself vibing too in the future. enjoyed "we will fall" particularly with its matt elliot-esque screeching viola, and general velvet-ness

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i wanna be your dog is from 1969?!

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Nice one

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Go get'em Iggy.

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I enjoyed this a lot more than I did on my first listen. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" is still one of the best songs ever. I appreciate the discordance and the attitude of this album a whole lot more now. I especially like "Ann" a lot.

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enjoyable

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4

Good album…sounded like cage the elephant.

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Gotta love an album that washes over you and makes you feel dirtier than you were when you started. Still think “I Wanna Be Your Dog” is the standout, but good God the whole thing would’ve spooked the hell out of me had I been alive in 1969.

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As paleolithic and raw as rock and roll gets. So much to enjoy here, but the fact the final track sounds more like a Tibetan funerary drone than pop music is the icing on the cake.

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this started as regular garage rock and then got more weird and experimental. it was very unpretentious and kinda dumb but i liked it, and the distorted guitars sounded cool. 7/10

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Liked this. A lot f my favorite bans clearly influenced by these.

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An all around enjoyable listen.

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Made me miss seeing concerts in tiny bars.

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I did not like Iggy that much but this one is pretty solid!

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The Stooges are often cited as a major influence on punk, and I get why. The songs are deceptively basic and simple, but the main reason is probably Iggy's attitude, which is the platonic ideal of a sullen, vaguely hostile, bored teenager. The lyrics match: "Well, it's 1969, okay All across the USA It's another year for me and you Another year with nothing to do" Thankfully, there is more to The Stooges than that. For one thing, the rhythms, while primal, are tight. The other thing that differentiates The Stooges is the wall of noise emanating from Ron Ashton's guitars. Yes, there was fuzz, distortion and wah wah before this, but Ashton puts it to an entirely new use. He smears layers of fuzz, distortion, and wah wah over the songs the way a brutalist painter would smear colors with a palette knife, creating a thick texture that Iggy floats over. Iggy even wrote about Ashton in the song Dum Dum Boys: "Now I'm looking for The dumb dumb boys Where are you now When I need your noise" A lot of people say that this album is uneven, which would be a major problem with an album that's only 35 minutes long, but I've got to be honest--I love every minute of it, even the obvious space filler, We Will Fall. Why? I guess I would say because everything in the album, the aggressiveness, the brutalism, Iggy's sullen vocals, the lyrics, the primal rhythms, and Ron Ashton's masterful color work all combine synergistically to put across the theme of teenage alienation as perfectly as you could possibly want. And besides, it's a blast to listen to.

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SHACK

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Before Iggy was a big wrinkly bag of skin. Hurtles towards you like a firework in a skip.

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I remember queuing outside my local record store in the pissing rain on the day this was released. Me and my mate Ortisse pooled our pocket money together and bought this album. We skipped all the way home, hand in hand and couldn't wait to play the damn thing. Full of fizzy cola, we couldn't hold back our grins as we danced around the room, playing air guitar. Ortisse later hanged himself in the bathroom.

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its worth its votes just for the 3 all time banger tunes. it's also very good how their shit tracks are so aggressively shit that you admire them instead of hate them. most bands filler tracks just fluff around and don't do anything. the stooges don't do that type of disappearing into the background.

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Alongside Velvet Underground & Nico, these two albums inspired an entire generation of randoms like you and me to pick up a guitar and belt off a song. Instead of going with the norm of highly produced albums of the time, this album went with a more lofi loud and experimental approach, and did so quite successfully with solid tracks mostly all throughout. The first two are classics. Perfect songs that deserve their notoriety based on their inspiration on the youth generation and their heavy punk and metal sound despite being in the 60s. Then we get into a psychedelic track that goes on for the entire rest of the first side which honestly flies by but I can see how this can seem boring to primitive people. Then we get into another "fun" proto-punk classic. After that, the songs slow down in terms of power and innovation but are still just as raw. "Real Cool Time" and "Ann" were probably the only songs I did not care for as much, but the album works from start to finish. An album I can't get tired of no matter how many listens.

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1969 and I Wanna Be Your Dog are fantastic. The ten minute song was a little bit of a failure to launch for me... and the remaining tracks have a great vibe but don't stand out. I'll give this a 4 but really I think it's a 3.5.

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A somewhat fragmented album, it's pulled together by the unified raw attitude of the band

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7/10

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Very good! 69

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7/10

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An excellent debut album from the Stooges, who burn out of the gate with two rocking classics in 1969 and I Wanna Be Your Dog! The momentum and energy slows right down with We Will Fall, which times out for a third of the album, but fortunately the rest of the record redeems itself. Otherwise, this would be 5 stars, plus the next two albums are even better!

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Iggy iggy iggy

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Grew up with this album, know it well

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Way ahead of their time, this album would fit right into the 90s scene. Wasn't a big fan of "We Will Fall" as it was a long dirge, but the other tunes are full of energy and swagger. Great album, added quite a few to the playlist.

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4

I liked "Fun House" better, but I enjoyed this album too. I like their sound, I like their style. Did not love "We Will Fall" though - too long, too jarring compared to the rest of the album. "No Fun" and "1969" were the best tracks.

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4

I can get why some people might not like this album but man have I always loved the energy in it

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The worst of their big 3 albums and yet it's still absurdly good. 9/10 1. I Wanna Be Your Dog 2. 1969 3. We Will Fall

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A loud, distorted, chaotic slice of R&R history. There are some classic songs here; 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun and Real Cool Time (which I first as a Feelies cover). Not sure what to make of the 11 minute freak out that is We Will Fall but this album is a vital piece if R & R history and should probably heard by any music lover. 4.5 🌟

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Proto Modern Lovers proto punk

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Great, but not as great as some of their later albums.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: I wanna be your dog

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Interesting proto-punk. But again, you don't really need 2 Stooges albums on the list and it gave me Fun House 2 weeks ago which I much preferred.

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Heerlijk, die Iggy toch!!

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1969 I wanna be your dog No fun Un album super influent sans doute et très très bon ( surtout IWBYD et NF)

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Nn

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OG Punk. Who else can go into a hotel room for two days and output a classic album with I just wanna be your dog and 1969 other than Iggy and the Stooges? 4/5.

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4

We Will Fall is kind of droney meh. Most other tracks are great. Some of my favorites.

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Love some Iggy

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Crazy that this music was made in 1969, just amazing for the time. I can't say the album is consistent as fun house but it doesn't have to be. I wanna be your dog.. just wow.

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Awesome album, never really listened to The Stooges before, but looking forward to exploring their music more. I Wanna Be Your Dog the standout track for me.

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This isn't my bag, but it is great. I think it's one of those albums that is more important than good. Important to the development of punk music and its legacy. Also, not mentioned enough is that John Cale (the Velvet underground) produced this album. I met Iggy Pop once and he was really nice.

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The first song made me worried my headphones were broken, very werid left/right balancing. But after that was smooth sailing. The beats do get same'y, but they keep up a kind of energy I appreciate, and We Will Fall and Ann provide sufficient breathers for the whole to stand strong. Little disappointing on the vocal front, would have prefered them to be clearer and easier to make out - it definitly felt like they were drowned out on some tracks. Still a fun, entertaining ride. Highlight: We Will Fall

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Proto-punk, great stuff. Hi energy (mostly) and competently played. Original version of No Fun interesting to hear, I only knew the Sex Pistols' version.

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Un peu dans la veine des Rolling Stones, un peu des Doors et plus de distorsions. Pour l’époque, un album important qui a ouvert une nouvelle voie. I Wanna Be Your Dog est une pièce incontournable.

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Its iconic. Pretty much every track has been replicated by a 90s band somewhere

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Extra points for radically exceeding my expectations for a 1969 album with such a dopey name.

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When you listen to the album now, you can pretty much hear the birth of punk over the course of the album. I wonder what it would have sounded like at the time, must have sounded completely new, subversive- dangerous even.

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Mega clang

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My Ann Arbor area homeboy! How could you not love The Stooges? Something that just occurred to me - The Stooges are the missing link between The Doors and punk rock. I've always felt there was something slightly punk about The Doors, maybe just that they were rebels. I know Iggy was inspired by Jim Morrison, and you can hear it in their first album, but it also has more of a punk ascetic. Anyway, thank you for coming to my Ted Talk. 4 stars.

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Proto-punk, rock vanguardista, rock de garatge made in Detroit... moltes coses és aquest disc. En la limitada discografia de la banda abans de la seva tornada décades després hi ha molta poca cosa que no sigui aprofitable. Aquí ho és gairebé tot: des de la reivindicació i sucietat de '1969' i 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' als 10 minuts hipnòtics de 'We Will Fall' o l'himne que és 'No Fun'. Molt molt a prop de les 5 estrelles

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Just when I say I'm jaded with rock albums, we get a punk rock classic. I've been wanting to sink my teeth into a Stooge album for a while. You've got Larry, Curly, Moe, and Iggy Pop. This album is really great, so many heavy tracks with a persistent energy. I honestly don't think I knew any of these tracks going in, but from "I Wanna Be Your Dog" I knew I was in for a ride. I love the blend of punk (before punk was even a thing) with some psychedelic solos and riffs, very cool combo. So much on here that I'll keep coming back to. Really, truly impressive that this is pre-'70s. Better punk than basically all of what we've heard through the '80s and '90s. It's a 4.5 star today, but I don't doubt that this one could climb to a five after more listens. Consider me a StoogeHead in more ways than one. Favorite tracks: I Wanna Be Your Dog, Not Right, We Will Fall, Real Cool Time, Little Doll. Album art: Definitely iconic, I've seen this one plenty. Maybe a bit unassuming as a band photo but something about the way these guys are tiered is enticing. And the warm color palette works well too. The kind of album you'd pick up in 1969 thinking it was some new Beatle BS and it's these guys coming to search and destroy. 4.5/5

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a bit of an unhinged album, but I like it. Fav song We Will Fall, Ann, Little Doll

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Pure punk rock! I wanna be your dog is a all time classic.

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Classic 60s rock

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Très psychédélique sans vraiment trop l’être non plus. Les voix font beaucoup penser à Lou Reed.

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Classic seminal Detroit punk. This album takes you into a gritty, disaffected world and keeps you there. My only gripe is the 10min+ "We Will Fall" that kind of derails the listen, but "No Fun", "Loose", "I Wanna Be Your Dog" are all-time classics.

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I remember a buddy of mine telling me this record was made after the Stooges had "1969" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and at certain points, it makes sense. I enjoyed "We Will Fall", but don't know if I need to hear it again. Raggedy, loose fun. Prefer "Raw Power" to this, however. Favorite tracks: "1969" "No Fun"

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3/5 Good music, poor lyrics. Best song was I wanna be your dog.

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Liked the fast punky tracks but less so the hippy stuff

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Samme nummer 9 gange... Men godt

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Im your dog is a good song, the rest is a bit meh.

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can listen again but i wont

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Really not my style...

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Better than I thought, a bit slow, but good anyway

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Grainy voice, distorted guitar, loud and very energetic.

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Grungy goodness. I want to be your dog.

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The first two songs were the only good ones.

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Distinct Vietnam era sound that blends together too much sometimes but has its moments of greatness

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Better than I thought it would be. Definitely some Doors influence

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The songs were good, just not my taste

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Didn’t really like it, was too punk rock for my liking.

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I dig

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Interesting for the similarity to earlier rock and the move to a more raw voice and style

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"I Wanna Be Your Dog" and most of side B are great, but it's an uneven listen with some misses.

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Like

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Their stories are better than their songs 😂

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I've heard about this band a lot and while some of the songs on this album were enjoyable it wasn't my favorite. I can see how they might have been an influence for other bands that I like though.

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Fairly amateurish and repetitive music, which is where the charm lies and soothes. Gets better with age

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What a curiosity. An album that seems stuck in between times and genres. It has the mindless chugging immaturity that would later become punk, with a smattering of drawn-out guitar work that makes me think of early Pink Floyd. Not bad, but kinda vapid...if you can describe and album that way.

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bu ilk punk rock mı? sanırım öyle. vokalist iggy pop. albümün en iyi şarkısı "i wanna be your dog". sebebi: riffleri iyi ağır bir şarkı gibi ama yumuşak aslında. yaratıcı ve nıt predictable. şarkıya puanım 7/10

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Solid and some classics. Not sure what track 3 is about.

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This was OK, but probably not something I'll ever listen to again.

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Starts off really well, just doesn't maintain through whole album

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Some good stuff in there

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Sounds a bit like Iggy Pop

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Decent, let down by 1 or 2 poor tracks though

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Some great, some gash, above average

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It is fun Iggy

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Grand

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A generous 3

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Good listen, raw Iggy

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I quite enjoyed some of The Stooges. No Fun & I Wanna Be Your Dog are very good songs. They're an obvious influence on punk/ new wave bands, who improved on them.

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String start, not so impressed by the last 70% though...

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Gonna give this one extra credit because it basically created punk (though Beatles Helter Skelter the year before probably had a hand in it too). The Ramones owe this album everything. Some great songs, original vocal delivery and some great rifs. Nice pared down 3 piece sound. But also, a few velvet underground ripoffs that are too minimal and, frankly, boring. “We Will Fall” is a skip and so is Ann. I want to give a 4 for creating punk, but I’m thinking 3. I’ll sleep on it though.

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Iggy makes me proud to be an American. Other countries may be better in governance, diplomacy, unity, equity, deep history, or supporting basic social and economic rights, but we produce some of the best weirdos, outcasts, and nutjobs and pay them lots of money to express themselves. The way Iggy's vocals are recorded on this album has always seemed a bit tame to me, like he's recording a voiceover, or calling in from a separate state. I had to look up a live performance for a reminder of how wild he was, and found footage of him standing on a crowd and flinging peanut butter everywhere. I Wanna Be Your Dog pretty seems to have created the template Queens of the Stone Age (just swap in smoother melodic vocals). The droning tracks drag on. Great album, but even better things are to come from Iggy and the boys. If Funhouse comes up on 1001 I'm ready to drop big stars. B

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Too Hard

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This was good. I liked it a lot less than Raw Power. The worst part was We Will Fall. Never understood 10+ minute songs in the middle of an album that are just so boring and slow.

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Surprisingly bleak and unusual. Definitely interesting considering its from the 60s, but not sure if I really *enjoyed* it

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Raucous. OK

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Iggy obvs a legend and some good stuff here.not so much the 10 minute long art piece but 1969 and I want to be your dog are great

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ну такое

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3.5

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Raw and lousy with energy. The music often feels like it's about to fall apart which fits perfectly under Iggy's lyrics which are barely held together. Understandable why it was so influential to the punk scene

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Overall not my specific vibe, songs seemed a bit too slow with the instrumentals giving off a “slow/sad” kind of vibe. The vocals were cool but I’m not one for more of a screaming type vocals. Decent album but not for me.

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Thrilling in parts but drags in others.

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5/10 not my style

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Liked some tracks more than others

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Moody punk rock, can’t really go wrong.

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I liked it but did not love it. I can imagine it being pretty exciting when it was first released.

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Not my usual listening, but was intrigued on how I could hear the seeds of punk, shoegaze, and new wave. The influence of the Doors as well as artists such as Bo Diddley were apparent.

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First few tracks promising then third track just droned on!

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Produced by John Cale. Some good stuff.

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Good, not great. "I Wanna be your Dog" being the memorable track and probably why the album was chosen.

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I liked 1969 alright but it was pretty boring overall. 6

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6/10. I can already tell they are going to be one of the bands that is thoroughly enamored with the idea that they can send sounds to just one side of my headphones if they want. The lyrics were certainly did not stand out as good, and indeed stood out as pretty uninspired and dull quite often, but it did sound pretty good throughout.

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This is is the worst album to introduce someone to The Stooges and possibly solo Iggy but a neat album for those already a fan of better albums in the band's oeuvre. album's solid if not life altering, but an interesting look at the band while they were still finding their voices.

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A perfectly fine album to hang out and shoot up to, but despite being only 34 minutes long—and that's including a 10 minute track that seems to exist just to make this more than an EP—a lot of the songs blur together. Maybe it's by design (the opening track's complaints of "nothing to do" come to mind), but it'd be nice if there were more tracks than I Wanna Be Your Dog that stood out musically. I guess that's what you call a cohesive sound? Key Tracks: 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun

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didn't resonate with me, it's not bad except for that 10 min track but it's also not great

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Solid debut but pales in comparison to their next two albums.

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I wanna be your dog didn’t even stand out to me :(

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I love `I Wanna Be Your Dog`. Not in love with the rest of the album. 3.5/5 if I could.

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Initially, I thought this resembled a half baked pastry. Reading the Wikipedia article helped put things into context a little, but I'd have to give this one another listen to get a bit more out of it.

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Rock stök

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it was alright

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This album must have been mind-blowing when it came out. It sounds so out of place for something that was released in 1969. It's more akin to what 1960's punk music would have sounded like but we are still nearly 10 years away from punk music hitting the scene. Favorite Tracks: "I Wanna be Your Dog" "No Fun" "Little Doll"

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Proto punk, not my jam though.

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Ako se ikad sluša punk, ovo se mora poslušati, jednostavno je jako važan za taj žanr. Inače je Proto-Punk, taj žanr ovog albuma, a i pokretači su tog istog. Sad kad sam to rekao, meni nekad stvarno sjedne, ali nije toliko meni odličan i zanimljiv koliko sam mislio. Više mi je njihov Raw Power bolji.

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Punk royalty

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Moins bien que raw power

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guess it's an important album but it's lost a lot of it's shock value during the last 700000000000000 years.

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I luuv stoogin around

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Absolutely can’t stand Iggy Pop so this was very much a ‘duty listen’. Turns out that I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun & Real Cool Time are very listenable, & the clear pre-punk influence was interesting. Nowhere near as awful as I was expecting.

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Fine, second song was banger but mostly fluff

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Eh

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3/5

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svårt att rösta på detta för man fattar ju vilken påverkan det här har haft på punkmusiken men så hemskt bra är det inte.

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Iconic for the genre I love the most and I’d never diss Iggy but some of the proggy stuff towards the back half of the album brought this down to a 3 for me. Imma go listen to Raw Power instead Fave tracks: “I wanna be your dog” “1969”

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Enjoyed a lot. Iggy Pop fucks, and a lot of singer's owe a debt to him

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Solid debut album. 1969 and be your dog both brilliant starts to the album, we will fall very long and a bit dull. Album picks up again with no fun. Not sure about real cool time, little Ann nice way to finish the album. Overall love the vibe of the album.

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I actually really enjoyed this music style, despite the singing seeming "off" in certain songs. His voice works so well with most of the songs and I feel like if the sound mixing had been better in others (with the vocals meshing better with the music instead of sounding like mediocre karaoke), I would have given it an extra star.

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You don't really think of this style being out there in 1969. Easy to see how it evolved into The Ramones.

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Un Iggy Pop plus courbé que jamais au sein de cet album. Il parvient même lors de la piste 5 à toucher son talon avec sa tête, avant de rapidement remettre sa chaussure de compensation et ainsi retrouver un équilibre parfait.

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Derrière le nom de Stooges était bien évidemment dissimulé notre Iggy Pop préféré. L'intro de l'album entonne le bruit d'une malle qui roule vers nous avant de s'ouvrir et de dévoiler le corps d'Iggy totalement contorsionné à l'intérieur. Il sort alors sa jambe d'un mètre cinquante, puis fait suivre celle de quarante centimètres et se tient enfin debout dans sa position signature : le bassin penché sur le côté et vers l'avant. La suite du projet n'en est que plus étonnante. Le talon vient toucher l'oreille, le bout du nez s'insère dans le nombril, et tout cela avec une facilité folle. Un album culte de la part d'un Iggy Pop totalement invertébré.

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Oi!

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I really don't understand all the fuzz in here but its a matter of personal opinion and taste. For me It's a mediocre album with mediocre lyrics and kind of ok music. Save time and go to the next album.

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Iggy Pop is pretty good! I learned that last week. This album though, isn't as good. It's really primitive, even compared to the already proto-punk proto-ness of his later work. A lot of these songs feel like concepts, ideas, good ideas but just not ones that are yet formed into full songs. One of the songs on this album is a full ten minutes (We Will Fall) and in that time there is just about no progression or building up of any sort in the song, it just keeps going and doesn't end. That's not to say there aren't good songs on here, there are, but overall this isn't an appealing listen. There are things to appreciate for how influential the album was though, so I don't feel justified giving it a low score.

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Did not care much for this album, although I still like the song I Wanna Be Your Dog. It had more psychedelic elements than I expected, reminding me of the Doors in some parts. The music just didn't engage me enough, and therefore felt quite dragging and repetitive.

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One classic tune, a stand-out moment in punk, but a very uneven album overall.

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Thought it was decent, I liked some moments.

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Good but not great for the time period

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Not a lot of tracks, and a lot of them sound very similar. Nice sound, though. Best track: I Wanna Be Your Dog

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3.5

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Thank you, 1001 Albums project, for continuing to introduce me either to so much music, most of which I just plain missed for my entire listening life. I also almost always read the linked Wikipedia entry for each album because I find it interesting to get the story behind the album. This is yet another album I just somehow never heard and knew nothing about. It's almost as old as I am, yet if someone told me it was from any one of several stops along the way, mostly in the punk, garage rock, indie rock, etc., world, I'd easily believe it. It's straightforward and fun, and although I don't have the knowledge to map out how many bands after sound a little or a lot like this, I'm sure it's a big number. Good raw and sometimes trippy rock. Gets a bit chaotic and noisy for me at times, but what they're doing in those moments fits with the album.

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The Stooges' self-titled debut feels like a promising, yet underwhelming, first effort. While the grimy, distortion-heavy sound is neat and the rest of the instrumentation is solid, some of the guitar work leaves a bit to be desired. Songs like "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "No Fun" would probably be (ironically) more fun to listen to if they weren't so repetitive. "We Will Fall" seems to be a collective head-scratcher to most, but I didn't mind it during my listens. Although it does have some sense of motion that carries it through it's 10-minute length, I have to ask why the hell would you make the long, droning psychedelic piece the third track after "1969" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog"? A lot of the vocal melodies leave a bit to be desired, like on tracks such as "Ann" and "Not Right", even if the former picks up towards the breakdown. Even with its shortcomings, "The Stooges" is still a solid record, elevated by the attitude behind the performances and its ahead-of-its-time sonic palette. BEST TRACKS: 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Ann WORST TRACKS: No Fun, Little Doll

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Interessante

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Die Iggy, lekker bezig!

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My first 3. Also the higher one. So really good album added 1 song to one of my pl

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Quite a mixture of styles here with clear influences of others around at the time.

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A few songs grew on me the second listen to bump it from a 2 to a 3. It’s a bit more thrashy and experimental compared to other albums I’ve heard from this time which was a nice surprise. 5/10

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It was good, it went from more to less for me, but can't hate any song called I wanna be your dog 3/5

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whatever

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Nie spodziewalem sie, ze cala dyskografia stoogesow sprzed roku 2k pojawi sie na liscie, a jednak eponimowy krazek z 1969 jest studyjnym debiutem bandy, wydany z mocnego lejbela, ale pieniedzy nie zrobil, dopiero potem odkryty na nowo gdy Iggi zostal wypromowany przez Bowiego, ale co do samej plyty grana jest takim samym skladem jak na fun house, wiec nie ma sie co rozowdzic nad poszczegolnymi instrumentalami, ale ciekawym dodatkiem jest osoba ktora wyprodukowala album, bo jest to John Cale, najbardziej znany jako ojciec zalozyciel velvelowych undergroundow, ale tworzyl tez solowo, bo przez plejke sie przewinal, ale widocznie zajmowal sie rowniez produkcja, co czuc na tej plycie, taki miks velvetow z stonsami, ale zagrane inaczej niz zwykle, bo nie rokowo, a prapunkowo, wiec distortowane gitary, echa, tworza bizzarna atmosfere nagrania, lirycznie jest rownie dziwnie, najbardziej znanym utworem plyty wydaje mi sie byc i wanna be your dog, bo juz na plejce go mialem, ktory jak wiekszosc plyty porusza tematyke milosna, ale ukazujac obikt uczucia jako dosc apodyktyczny i okrutny, motyw pojawia sie takze na innych kawalkach jak ann czy little doll, ale jednak najdluzszym utworem tego 36 minutowego krazka jest ponad 10 minutowy we will fail, ktory jest tak surowo prosty, lirycznie praktycznie nieistniejacy, a tak klimatyczny, chantowanie mantr, klaskania i swietnie zmiksowane smyczki, tworza wrecz psychodeliczny efekt, jak dla mnie sam ten trak bylby warty przesluchania plyty, ktora raczej nie nudzi, a walka z nuda pojawia sie jako temat na no fun, dobry pick i fajnie ze odswiezylem sobie cala dyskografie stoogesow uzupelnajac generator

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1969 has a surprisingly modern sound but most of it washed over me without much impact.

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The sleazy indie stuff was OK. Less keen on the experimental stuff in the middle...

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When I saw this I wasn’t impressed that it was the weekend album but when I listened it wasn’t too bad, even enjoyable ! 3*

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Still not my bag

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I literally know nothing about The Stooges so I was expecting unremarkable dad rock. It's more punky and psychedelic. There's that 10 minute long full-on psychedelic track "We Will Fall". I'm a fan of that kind of music, but I felt like like it was missing something. All the other songs were fairly unremarkable and unmemorable. "1969" was my favorite one, I think. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" was pretty unexciting despite apparently being the big famous hit. A 2.5/5 probably. I'll round it up.

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I've never listened to this before. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard the original version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" although I've heard it covered live at least a handful of times (latest by Guns N Roses last summer). Strange to see an 8-song, 34 minutes album with 1 song that is over 10 minutes long.

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It was an okay album, but not great. "We Will Fall" was, by far, the standout track of the album and felt like the basis for everything GY!BE has done (and I mean that in a good way). +1 star just because of that track

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Raw and heavy. Obviously its influences down the years have been massive.

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Przeciętniak. W 1969 pewnie bardziej imponujący. Trochę punkowo troche rockowo, trochę punkowo, trochę psychodelicznie - ale w każdej z tych kategorii jest pełno lepszych przedstawicieli. Niektóre kawałki fajne, ale całość dość nudna. 3.5, ale za mało na 4.

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Taki punk, tylko jeszcze z dużą naleciałością rocka. "We will fall" fajne ale nie na 10 min. Może nic odkrywczego jak na rok 2022, ale domyślam się, że w '69 trochę więcej hałasu narobiło. Na 4 niestety trochę za słabo. 3.5/5

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Didn't amuse me. It wasn't a wasted time, but I didn't find anything gripping about this record. I quite enjoyed the psychedelic vibes, tho.

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This album was okay. As someone who isn't too familiar with Iggy Pop, I was very intrigued by his vocals on this album; they often reminded me of the fairly unique stylings of Mick Jagger -- if Mick Jagger did proto-punk style music. I can't recall ever having heard anyone sound like they are emulating Mick Jagger, intentionally or otherwise. On some of the slower songs, it reminded me a bit of some stylings that would become popular under the goth/new wave 80s umbrella. Overall, it seemed pretty ahead of its time, and probably the best listen of the proto-punk genre I've heard on this project so far. I'd rank this at about a 2.5/5, but will round up to 3.

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Alright proto-punk album. "1969" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" were great but the rest of the album fell short for me. Though can definitely see how this has influenced more modern punk albums.

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Getting this so soon after Velvet Underground and Nico... it's so much like those cats with extra sneer. I really dig it. People were really into dirges in the 60s. If that track were like 6 minutes, this album is less than a half hour long. That's a little weak... but what remains is really good.

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I actually liked this. It gave me psychedelic punk Rolling Stones vibes.

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I listened to this a few times, but it failed to sink in. It was probably a very striking and innovative heavy rock album at the time, but similar & better examples of the style have been recorded since, making this less interesting to the ear of 2022. Rating: 2.5/5 Playlist track: I Wanna Be Your Dog Date listened: 16/05/22

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I love the Stooges, but there are better albums

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I can't say that I'm 100% delighted, I kept two songs from this album, but the song "really cool time" is somewhat reminiscent of to "I wanna be your dog", 6(7).5/10

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Introduction to the stooges. Noting major on this debut album but still good.

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Feels more trippy than punk, and DIY in the extreme. One appreciates the influence more than one enjoys the music. Not even Mark Smith of the Fall sounds as much like Mark Smith of the Fall as Iggy does here.

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Cool

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I love the attitude and the guitar's level of ferocity, but none of the songs really do anything for me on a soul level. Wanna go for a 4, but it's probably a 3 to these ears. Definitely an album that was a blueprint for punk.

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Didn't look at the release date for this initially (although you'd have thought I'd get a clue from the first song!), but was very impressed when I did - this feels very ahead of its time (actually in places sounds really similar to the White Stripes album that I just listened to before this). Do I actually like it though? Not massively... can see that it's totally trailblazing, but didn't actually enjoy listening to it that much. The 11 minute track is absurd, even the first two tracks could probably have benefitted from being a bit shorter (but are still pretty good), and after that it's fine but doesn't below me away. 3/5 overall.

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Admittedly I went into this album knowing the name of the band (and that Iggy Pop was in it) but not recalling any of their songs or anything about them so it was mostly a "blind" listen. - Iggy Pop has a great voice on the record. Love the performance and production of it on this album and how it is allowed to shine. - Some of the tracks get pretty repetitive and not really in a good way. I'm a big fan of when rock bands use the 2nd or 3rd tracks of an album as an upbeat one (or at least something that keeps a listener engaged) and while I think it's fine to not follow that tenet, I was pretty dulled out by the third track on this album being a 10 minute repetitive / meditative drone piece. The violin on it is really incredible, but unfortunately it comes in at around 8 minutes and 45 seconds into the piece- too late in my opinion. I do think this track would have been great as the album finisher. - Production-wise, the hard panning (some voices were panned 100% left / 100% right instead of more common 33%, 66%, 75% etc) was a little grating for some tracks and unfortunately its pretty prevalent. I hate for this to take away points because this was a time period where it was being experimented with, and while the execution might not always be there on these early records, I do recognize that we wouldn't have things like panning technology today without the experimentation. - I do think its a great blend of punk and psychedelic rock which has to be two really difficult genres to smash together. I wish there were more songs that had both of those elements together in a more homogeneous way. While the album has plenty of both types of genres, I find it unfortunate that they are almost completely split up. "Here's a punky song." "Here's a psychedelic song.". I would have loved a "Here's a punky song with psychedelic vocals and guitars." or "Here's a psychedelic song with punk vocals."

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Definitely a cool, rough, rock n' roll band! My issue is that it definitely loses my attention due to being so drone-y and repetitive. I mean, why is "We Will Fall" ten minutes long without ANY build up? When I saw the timestamp on it, I thought it was going to be some epic thing...

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The album is at its best when it’s raw and wild. I didn’t get into this nearly as much as the other Stooges album we listened to, “Funhouse,” but it’s cool to hear them on their first album developing their strange, snarling style. I thought the 10-minute “We Will Fall” was going to build to something more. Not sure why they made that one so long when they could have snuck another song on the album instead.

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The debut album by The Stooges is a solid hard rock album. It was a short album that I rushed through and plan om doing a deep dive one the album and the band in the future.

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Meh. It’s okay; just not something that I’d make a special effort for.

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when this album popped up, my eyes rolled so far into the back of my head. Two british rock bands in a row? Come on...and they have the audacity to call themselves the stooges?? Though I appreciate there are four of them. But as I listened, I realized this wasn't a british rock band, nor was it a typical rock band. Very psychadellic which is par for 1969. I enjoyed this, and while there wasn't a lot of nuance or things that made it stand out, I enjoyed I Wanna Be Your Dog.

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Pros: Most songs have a nice steady energy I can really vibe with. Cons: Songs can get a bit repetitive / go on too long for my taste. Noteable: The unsettling slow burn of We Will Fall is unlike anything I've heard before. The wanky messing around on the guitar stuff has never worked as well for me as it does on that track.

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I’m a big iggy pop fan, this album was just not it for me. A 10 minute track of nothing.

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Standouts: I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun, 1969. Ann almost sound like a Doors song for most of it. 3/5

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Hmmm... kind of interesting, psychadelic and punky, not sure it's "great" but I'm not a major punk fan.

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I wanna be your dog is a classic, but the rest I could take or leave

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Middle of the road all the way for me. No tracks stood out except for "We Will Fall" which felt like a bizarre social experiment.

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I have to admit, I was totally thrown for a loop by listening to this album. Growing up, I associated Iggy Pop / The Stooges with a more hardcore punk sound, but I couldn’t name a specific song if my life depended on it. I think it’s because he was infamous for his stage antics, but I was not expecting this Doors cover band soundalike. I really liked I wanna be your dog, not right, no fun. I wasn’t feeling the monk chanting if we will fall, which made up almost a third of the album’s length.

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I know this is pretty early for I guess what they'd call proto-punk but honestly it's pretty crap. if these songs turned up on an album today it'd be laughed out of existence. is it seriously true that we couldn't have all those cool punk bands without this? no one's exactly standing on the shoulders of giants here. 2/5 cause there's a slight chance that without it I'd never have heard NOFX.

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Some high points, but it really gets bogged down by the chanting and stuff.

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Alright, didn't really enjoy it

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Starts incredibly strong but peters out starting with that 10-minute Indian jam. Knowing where they go next, you're really ready to get there fast.

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Bleh.

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Meh, not my cup of tea.

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This is a product of its time. Raw, high energy... also lots of distortion, effects and then some breaks for psychedelic interludes. Respect, but no need to listen to again.

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Punk. Bastante coñazo.

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Dont get the hype

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Actually pretty weak in hindsight. Some good tracks but it's so basic

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Wasn’t expecting _Stooges_ to be so psychedelic. _We Will Fall_ is too long.

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Not really my thing.

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This album for some reason feels like it’s somewhere between The Troggs and The Rolling Stones. Sometimes it get a little more Troggs and although there are some high points on the album, I didn’t really love it. A lot of the songs sound the same (1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Little Doll) and the album feels longer than it is. 1969 is pretty good even though it’s really simple. Little Doll is just too much of the same melody. We Will Fall is different and sort of a nice break but it feels like an interlude and is 10 minutes long which is WAY too long. Real Cool Time is another of my least favorite songs because it just sounds messy and it’s kind of annoying imo. I do like the vocals on the album for the most part though and some parts are pretty good so I don’t hate it but I most likely won’t revisit it. Favorite song: 1969 Least Favorite Songs: We Will Fall, Real Cool Time Strong 4/10

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Interesting - I hear a lot of early 60's "garage rock" as well as "proto-punk" as some describe it. It's a little harsh for my tastes right now, though. Some of the songs are pretty lame, IMO.

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Not for me, dawg. But maybe if I was a cool, angsty person in the 60's, this would have been my vibe. Probs not tho, I'd be too scared.

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Voices and instruments don't do it for me.

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Meh, nao achei nada de mais

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Bit boring, not bad music though Favourite song- not right

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It sounded like I expected it to sound. Generally hated it, but saved by "I wanna be your dog. 2 stars

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Up tempo stuff was good, slower more ambient songs were pretty boring.

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Not bad, but a lot of the songs were kinda boring. Like that one that just dragged on and on… why??

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One-hit wonder with I wanna be your dog. There's some experimental stuff here that was probably mind-blowing for its time, but doesn't stand the test of 50 years. Its difficult to listen to an album like this with a clean lens

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Decent rock album

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Because I previously only had listened to their second album, Fun House, The Stooges' eponymous debut sounds significantly more tame, accessible, and simple in comparison. Because most tracks consist of the same cords being played over and over, the raw guitars, whistles and bells make for an annoyingly abbrasive sound, I can't help but dislike this record. It just sounds bad. 2/5.

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Not a fan. Asthma attack made me legit angry.

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My ears kinda hurt. 4/10

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Didn’t particularly enjoy this one. It’s got a familiar feel to artists that came later so I assume it’s on this list as an influence. On its own though I find it pretty forgettable.

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2/5 Not really enjoyable music

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Not great

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hasn't aged well

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Meh

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Beetje te veel langzame uitgesponnen nummers naar mijn smaak

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It's a very interesting sound, but not one that I would especially like to visit in future.

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I know of the Stooges, but I don't know if I've ever heard a song from them before. I was surprised at the overall mellow (noisy, but mellow) nature of the album. I was also suprised to find a track that was longer than 10 minutes. At best, some of the tracks made it into the 'okay' range. The album wasn't terrible, but I could easily say 'no' to listening to this album again.

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Not very creative

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Boring

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Potjandorie, wat een vage muziek. Vooral het nummer "We Will Fall". Het nummer "No Fun" is dan weer wel best geinig eigenlijk, met gitaar op links. **

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Man, this is a strange album. It kicks ass for two songs, then we take 10 minutes to listen to some of the most boring music to come out of the 60s, and then the rest of the album is 2nd or 3rd rate copies of the first two tracks. Disappointing listen. Favorite Tracks: "1969", "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

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I like the guitar...not crazy about the singer

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Just not really a fan. Somewhat boring even by '69 standards. No songs really jumped out at me. 5/10.

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Mja, het is wel oké maar iets te chaotisch voor mij.

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Didnt like it, althought it has iggy pop in it.

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meh meh

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Generic, late 60's proto-punk with blues rock embellishments. Not terrible, but boring. Or, to say it with one of the song titles: "No Fun". 2/5.

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Didn’t hate it, didn’t love it. It just was. Some songs I found catchy others were very forgettable.

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No fun... NOT a real cool time...

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Abscheulicher Katzenjammer. Einziger Lichtblick ist I Wanna Be Your Dog.

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I wanna be your dog is great, and I like The Doors vibes, but it is still a poor album for me.

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Disappointingly disjointed and wasn’t expecting the long drone psychedelic track after the knockout Wanna be your dog.

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First half of the album, I felt all the songs were at least 30% too long. '1969' was very evocative. 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' is a classic, and 'We Will Fall' feels very particularly of its time. But for all you read about The Stooges' proto-punk, I don't get the visceral sense of anger and frustration that I do from later punk music. The lyrics are largely not great, and the musical motifs and hooks sort of outstay their welcome. I feel like there's something I'm not getting. I didn't much like it.

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Didn't realise The Stooges were active in the sixties; maybe for its time this was quite fresh and interesting. Today, the cool, scuzzy vibes aren't really enough to make up for the lack of actual songs - most of 'em just sound like basic jams. And I'm an Iggy fan.

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Recognised more from this one but preferred Iggy’s other entry on this list.

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I dig the vibe, but the energy is pretty flat. It's kind of like psychedelic punk, which I don't feel meshes all that well.

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Mucky, murky, half eaten relics of psych-cum-garage-cum-noise-cum-grunge-cum-what-may. I generally have an appreciation for edgy ambition, but I like it to be more rounded off than this.

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what this album generator has shown me is that i'm not a huge fan of proto-punk! i suppose i like a more refined noise, though i know for a fact i do enjoy iggy pop's music. i did find something to enjoy about this album, and it grew on me after the first listen. getting past my biases and first impressions is important! "we will fall" is a dark, ominous, hymnal-like song. the guitar in "i wanna be your dog," wow! "no fun" is fun to clap along to! and of course, for the artists with long careers, such as iggy pop, it's always interesting to hear their first album.

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Really disappointing

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I want to really like this. No Fun and I Wanna Be Your Dog are both very good but the rest is forgettable at best. 2.5 star.

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I loved song #1, and then the album fell apart for me. It was like Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones had a baby, and it was one of those babies you look at and cringe. It has value: it’s a baby, after all. But good lord!

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Noe kjent stoff. Dette er streit. Kan like det, men blir ikke veldig fenget.

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Some ok the 10 minute track is awful

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Not a big fan. Too "in your face"

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Ehhhhhh

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just noise

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Horrible!!

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Boring :( Had higher hopes.

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Noise

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Not my cup of tea

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not a huge fan of the dad band jam rock feel but found one redeeming song !

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Rable. Noise. Exception: 'I wanna be your Dog'

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Eh, not for me. The first track was ok, the second track was too repetitive, and the third track was...?! Then the rest was just blah.

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Did not like it

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Frankly I have no interest in punk rock, so I listened to the first few songs and called it a day. This isn't a knock on the inventiveness of the band, or any of that, I just genuinely don't care about punk, or old rock for that matter

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Repetitive, boring, no singing melodies.

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Honestly the first song was alright, then the album just kept going and sounding the same. And it wasn't a good "same" sound. This music is not for me, would rather listen to my son's musical toys on repeat.

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pas mon style du tout DNF

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Long rambling songs. The only one that had any kind of order I think I’ve heard on a car commercial. I did not care for this.

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Didn’t care for this album. Just didn’t dig the sound much

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Not my cup of tea, 1969 var ändå helt ok med dom andra var förjävliga

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2 "We Will Fall" is so out of place wtf. 1 not a fan

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Having never even heard of the stooges before, I began listening with an open mind. However, once the second song was finished, i realisd i had listened to their most played song and didn't even realised the song had changed... This album felt like the lyrics were there to bulk up the songs. We will fall especially highlights this, 10 minutes of random to make the album longer...

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Interesting one. It sounds like a few guys who have just heard velvet underground, and are bluffing their way to record an album. It doesn't match VU or Doors by a long way. We will fall: What were they thinking. pretentious gobbledeygook. John Cale influence and as one reviewer called it - padding. Lyrically these fellows didnt stretch themselves!!! Listening to some of their other stuff I'm not sure they had the ability. However all said, it is ahead of it's time and inspired alot of music I love. Great idea but very weak in parts. Cover art: generic atyle photo but it expresses some tension. Like the band logo. 2/5

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1,5 and the half is for a 1969 and its guitar sound, I don't like the vocals, I don't like the monotony, I don't like it at all, one of the worst albums generated even though it's the first 1 star

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1,5; sounds like a group of children somehow getting the mic, repeating the same words over and over again and trying to sing over the same boring melody through the whole album wtf is this

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Terrible.

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Not my favorite... a little self-absorbed.

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Horrible

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Was not a fan

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music typical of the times

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I'm not generally a fan of British Invasion bands but the album was a pleasant listen

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