Friday, August 13, 2004

Scene of the Crime

An outtake from one of the headliners at tomorrow's Underground Garage Fest in NYC. $20 to see The Stooges, NY Dolls, the Strokes, Bo Diddley, the Raveonettes, and a whole bunch of others? How can you go wrong?

Iggy & The Stooges - Scene of the Crime.mp3
So Iggy has gone and reunited with the Asheton brothers. The good news is that all reviews of the reunion have been very positive. The downside is that the band is sticking only to the first 2 albums. In short, no Raw Power tracks. I guess that means you won't be hearing this one tomorrow evening. "Scene of the Crime" is an outtake from the Raw Power sessions. Why it was left out I'll never understand. Deliciously raw with Iggy shouting "I need an ALIBI!" over a searing James Williamson lick ( and some background piano). 3 minutes of pure Stoogified bliss.

"Scene of The Crime" was released on Year of the Iguana, one of the myriad Stooges rehashes that have been put out over the years. A couple of unreleased gems, some live stuff, some demo. IMO the best of all the comps out there. Make sure you have the 3 proper albums first, though.