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Iggy & The Stooges Release Live Album Of ATP Gig

Written by Barnaby Smith on February 24, 2011

Last year when Iggy & The Stooges played at the ATP Festival in New York, the band made the interesting move of getting six fans to document the show by videoing it. The lucky six were chosen by competition to shoot the show, where The Stooges played their Raw Power album in full.

The complementary live album is now set to get a special vinyl release. Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans comes out on April 5 via MVD Entertainment. The entire 35-minute show from September 3, 2010, is included, which means rip-roaring versions of Search and Destroy, Gimme Danger, Penetration and Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.

“Getting this top-notch performance of the entire Raw Power album by The Stooges realized a life long dream,” Iggy Pop is quoted as saying of the release. “This shit really sizzles and we are so obviously a crack band in a class of our own.”

In other interesting Stooges news, a remastered of four-CD set of live Iggy Pop bootlegs is going to see the light of day. Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection (1977–2009) comes out via Shout! Factory on May 17 and features tracks from gigs from the 70s right up until 2009 in Paris. What’s more, the first 400 fans who order the album from the Shout! Factory website will receive a special recording of a show in San Francisco on November 27 1979, never before released.

And if all that wasn’t enough, the band are looking forward to a special show in their hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 19 which will act as a tribute concert to their original guitarist Ron Asheton, who died in January 2009.

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