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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

3.32

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5397

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 02 2021
1

“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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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

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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Thu Jan 14 2021
2

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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Sun Mar 07 2021
5

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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Mon Mar 29 2021
2

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

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Fri Nov 12 2021
1

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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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Now I wanna be your dog!

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Thu May 20 2021
5

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

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Tue Sep 28 2021
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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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

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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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

So good.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
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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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

iggy

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Enjoyed this

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

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

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

td pra mim

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Mon Jan 18 2021
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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Fri Apr 09 2021
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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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

Love this album

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

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

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

Just excellent, raw and at times super psychedelic.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
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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Sat Jul 03 2021
5

best album ever, period

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Sun Aug 08 2021
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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Tue Aug 31 2021
5

Impactante, além do punk-rock.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

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

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

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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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

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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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

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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Thu Dec 30 2021
5

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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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

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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Sun Feb 20 2022
5

Imagine hearing this in 69

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Sun Feb 20 2022
5

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

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Fri Mar 11 2022
5

Perfect end to end.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

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

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Mon Apr 25 2022
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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Thu Jul 07 2022
5

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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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

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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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

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

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

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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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

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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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Excellent

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

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

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

4.5 I didn’t know much Iggy Pop beyond what appears in Tony Hawk games which were always cool punk songs. This was also a really fun punk album to listen to. Surfy and fast which is my favorite kind of punk. The 10 minute chant in the middle was surprising and overstayed it’s welcome by about 7 minutes though. Short of that it was perfectly serviceable. Favorites include: Pretty much all of them except We Will Fall

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

My favorite Stooges album. Perfect mix of melody, noise and sleaze. How many great (esp. debut) albums has John Cale produced over the years?!

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

One of the foundational leaders in the punk movement. This is a solid album which keeps a certain chaotic sound that counters to the hippies of the 60’s.

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Sat Sep 24 2022
5

One of the best. Just a nuanced raw reaction to rock n roll gone astray. Just a killer record and a killer vibe and a killer sound.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

A musical onslaught

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Another stone-cold classic. It's been 1969 okay for a long time now, all across the USA, but also inside the head of so many obsessed rockers, there and elsewhere. Likewise, fans have wanted to be Iggy's dog for decades due to those three insanely simple yet ravenous guitar chords every *loud* band has at least once practiced in their rehearsal space. And from that other cut that sneered about having "no fun", a whole genre spewed forth: punk rock. It's as if you're witnessing its lurid conception here, Iggy's lascivious howls and yells teasing with Ron Asheton's erect guitar riffs--sharp as a blade, driven like the pistons pumping in those Detroit factories, unrelentless. And this until *your* brain melts. With three cuts like that on your very first album, how can you lose? Of course, said album must not only be summed up by those three monsters, as sly "Ann" and that dark psychedelic, slowly entrancing, heroin-laden number, "We Will Fall", can prove it. John Cale's production is spot-on--meaning that you have the feeling that he didn't really intervene to change any part of that gorgeous sonic chaos, and just got the tape rolling to catch lightning as it struck inside the Stooges' bottle. This, folks, is how you're giving birth to an incredibly influential record. Such lightning would strike two more times, with *Funhouse* and *Raw Power*. I can't wait to give a 5/5 grade to those other two masterpieces. Good luck to the album that's gonna pop up tomorrow, ha ha. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: less than 780, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

C’est vraiment sympa mais sans plus pour la plupart des titres. J’aime bien Ann et I wanna be your dog et surtout We will fall. Ce remplissage psychédélique de 10 minutes est incongrus et parfait à mes yeux.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

From the other side of the coin that was the druggy decadence of the Aquarian dream, The Stooges hit the nail on the head of the increasingly artful, psychedelic style of rock, reveling in the blood oozing from the temple and dancing around it. With its tapestry of proto-punk freakouts and drone influenced meditations, this debut from four Detroit kids served as the catalyst of what would become of downright dirty rock and roll in the coming decades, being as prescient in this day and age as it did back in 1969.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
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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Mon Sep 14 2020
4

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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Thu Nov 05 2020
4

Rad

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

Great early punk

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Quite liked it. Better than expected.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

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

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

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

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

3.7

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

No Fun is my highlight

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

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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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Schweet

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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

Pretty solid, not a lot to say about it.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

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

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

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

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Great raw sound

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

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

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

Good. Grungy. Would listen again.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Cierto toque y pose punk. Trascendentales e imperecederos

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Love this but it's been a while

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Sun Apr 04 2021
4

Wanna be your dog is a 5* song

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

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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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

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

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

This album has stood the test of time.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Raw, weird combination of black sabbath and punk

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Great precursor to the music defining punk rock

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

Iggy pop , proto punk , heavy guitar

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Great album. Doors influences.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

iconic

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Enjoyable romp from young Iggy and gang.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

love the stooges every.damn.time.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

It's nice, kinda fresh

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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

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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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

i wanna be your dog is from 1969?!

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Nice one

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

Go get'em Iggy.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

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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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

enjoyable

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

Good album…sounded like cage the elephant.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

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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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

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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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

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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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

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

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

An all around enjoyable listen.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Made me miss seeing concerts in tiny bars.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

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

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Sat Aug 07 2021
4

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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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

SHACK

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

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

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

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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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

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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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

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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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

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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Sat Oct 16 2021
4

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

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Thu Oct 28 2021
4

7/10

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

Very good! 69

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Sun Nov 07 2021
4

7/10

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

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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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Iggy iggy iggy

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Grew up with this album, know it well

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

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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Thu Dec 23 2021
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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Fri Dec 31 2021
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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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

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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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

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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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

Proto Modern Lovers proto punk

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

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

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

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

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

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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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Heerlijk, die Iggy toch!!

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

Nn

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

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

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Love some Iggy

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

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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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

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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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

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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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

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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Wed May 11 2022
4

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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Sun May 15 2022
4

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

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Mon May 16 2022
4

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

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Tue May 17 2022
4

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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Tue May 17 2022
4

Mega clang

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Mon May 23 2022
4

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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Sat Jun 04 2022
4

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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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

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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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

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

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

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

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Classic 60s rock

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

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

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

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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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

I liked this! Also, I had no idea they started in the greatest city of all time (but I might be biased since I live in that city). I did find the songs a bit repetitive but imagining how this would have sounded when it was released was satisfying.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Good enough

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Primordial punk at its infantile finest. Without this album and this band the shift from skiffle infused Beatles rock, and psychedelia doesn’t happen.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Big fan of Iggy and his Stooges, and I appreciate the significance of this album. Listen to the birthing pains of a new genre. But it does feel like a bit of a fossil, and does not hum along the way Funhouse does. Ah well, they can't all be perfect.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Strong debut for the godfathers of punk but there are some duds here and there. We Will Fall is 7 minutes too long and besides No Fun, side B is a bit lacking.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Very strange album. Not perfect, but worth the wild ride at least once.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Groovy guitar riffs. Some really impactful songs. Some just ok songs.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Great listen, even if it is obvious they didn’t have enough material to fill an album

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

good stuff. nothing mindblowing but good stuff from a good genre and era solid 3.5

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

3.5. An interesting album with some surprisingly unique sounding tracks. Standouts: 1969, No Fun, Real Cool Time, Not Right, Little Doll.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Really like the vibe of the album... From some weird vocals to good guitar solo's also the length of the album, with one song lasting 10 minutes!! It was a brilliant experience... Small 4/5

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

I love Iggy and The Stooges. Raw Power is up there as one of my favourite records ever. This would be a 5* but for the super long We Will Fall. I Wanna Be Your Dog is one of the best songs every recorded

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Love me some Stooges. Very rough. Very raw.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

loud, distorted, irreverent and brilliant. Is it 5 stars not quite. The 10 minute dirge We Will Fall keeps it from the highest level, not because its not good; it is quite good and interesting, but damn it is too long. I wanna Be Your Dog almost single-hadedly brings it to a 5 but ultimately can't quite do it. 4.5 stars.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

Far ahead of its time. Best track is "I Wanna Be Your Dog". It still sounds sleazy, sexy and a bit dangerous in 2022 and I imagine it would've been mind-blowing in 1969. However, I didn't like all of the songs equally. For example, "We Will Fall is an indulgent 10-minute track that's like the Doors meets Velvet Underground. I prefer when the Stooges stick to garage rock and proto-punk.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Molto bello ma ci sono poche persone, da approfondire. Incazzato sporco

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Not even The Stooges best album!

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Awesome. 1969 and I Wanna Be Your Dog are classics. Still so fresh nowadays, which is a feat after 50 years! We Will Fall was an unexpected change of mood - this songs sounds like a bad trip, but it is so intriguing. It did completely break the mood in a jarring way, but that added to it. Unfortunately I do think the album turns quite unremarkable after that (the lyrics seem a bit half baked at times)... But I do think the first three songs are a LOT to live up to.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

This is an absolute _monster_ of an album . Must have been quite eyebrow raising back in 1969! The faster tracks are rockin'. The slower, dronier tracks are moody AF - kinda prefigure some of the things Sludge and certain flavors of Doom get up to. Fave track - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" is just unspeakably badass....

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Brilliant

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Good vibes

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

Raw energy. Great one. One of the greatest.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

I guess that proto-punk > punk. "Raw" is the word that fits this record the most and I enjoyed a lot of it.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

Great! 4/5

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

I didn't know what to expect from this album and I was presently surprised. Couldn't say I was a huge fan of the 10 minute long dirge. It was interesting, but a huge shifting of gears.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

What a weird short album. These guys feel out of place like they should have been born 20 years later and been a heavy metal band. Enjoyable weird listen

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Sat Nov 26 2022
4

Punk with a dark and brooding edge, with We Will Fall really setting this apart stylistically from other albums of this scene. The first side is much stronger than the second but it's still an enjoyable listen throughout

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

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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Thu Dec 17 2020
3

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

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

Liked the fast punky tracks but less so the hippy stuff

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

Samme nummer 9 gange... Men godt

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

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

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

can listen again but i wont

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

Really not my style...

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

Grainy voice, distorted guitar, loud and very energetic.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

Grungy goodness. I want to be your dog.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

The first two songs were the only good ones.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

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

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

The songs were good, just not my taste

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

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

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Sun Jun 27 2021
3

I dig

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

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

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Sun Apr 18 2021
3

"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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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

Like

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

Their stories are better than their songs 😂

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

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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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

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

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

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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