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Rhino Expands Stooges Classics
The Stooges' first two studio albums will be reissued in expanded editions Aug. 16 via Rhino.The Stooges' first two studio albums will be reissued in expanded editions Aug. 16 via Rhino. 1969's "The Stooges" and 1970's "Fun House," which remain landmarks documents of the pre-punk American hard rock, will both feature a second disc's worth of rare tracks.
"The Stooges" includes 10 previously unreleased cuts on its second disc, such as producer John Cale's original mixes of "No Fun," "Little Doll," "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1969," a full version of "No Fun" and three alternate vocal takes.
The bonus disc that graces "Fun House" sports material only previously available on the now out-of-print Rhino Handmade release "1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions." This includes demos for "Slide (Slidin' the Blues") and "Lost in the Future" (which did not appear on the original album), single mixes of "1970" and "Down on the Street" and three alternate takes.
Alice Cooper penned the introduction for "The Stooges," while the White Stripes' Jack White did the same for "Fun House." The Stooges only other studio album, 1973's "Raw Power," was reissued in 1997 by Columbia/Legacy.
As previously reported, a host of Stooges material will be found on group leader Iggy Pop's upcoming anthology, "A Million in Prizes." The double-disc set will arrive July 19 via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing.