Arguably one of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Stooges enjoyed a brief period of fame at the top of the rock pile in the early seventies. A live recording of the last show the original line-up performed is being released as a live LP.
The release is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show, which took place on August 8th, 1970. The new LP will be released on August 7th so we’re all ready and raring to go.
The record will be titled as Live At Goose Lake: August 8th 1970 and will arrive via the good folks over at Jack White’s label, Third Man Records. The label has become dab hands at unearthing gems and the latest release is another previously lost treasure.
The label claims to have found the tapes buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse and later restored by the great Vance Powell. “Not only is this the last ever performance of the original godhead Stooges lineup, but it is the ONLY known soundboard recording of said lineup,” Third Man Records said in a statement.
During the show the band, comprised of Iggy Pop on vocals, Ron Asheton on guitar with his brother Scott on drums and bassist Dave Alexander. The bassist was allegedly fired from the group after the performance for arriving too drunk to play.
If that wasn’t enough, the performance of the band’s song ‘T.V. Eye’ from the show that evening has already been shared and can be heard below.