Sunday, May 6, 2012
Weekend Punk Pick: The Stooges
Punk rock pretty much begins with the Stooges (them and the Sonics). And while Iggy may have become something of a geriatric joke in the last several decades, what he created with the Stooges was something powerful and enduring. Bits of everything that would become punk can be found here -- and more, like weird jazz interludes. But the Stooges never lost sight of the importance of a simple, powerful song structure. With their big brother band the MC5, the Stooges proved Detroit rock was way more than lame Bob Seger and Ted Nugent.