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Open Up and Bleed: WILD footage of Iggy & The Stooges performing ‘1970’ IN 1970!
04.27.2015
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Open Up and Bleed: WILD footage of Iggy & The Stooges performing ‘1970’ IN 1970!


 
Iggy and The Stooges at their most primal proto-punk prime, filmed at the Goose Lake music festival in Michigan in 1970.

If the Stooges sound a bit “thin” here, this performance was done without original bassist Dave Alexander, who arrived at the gig too fucked up to stand, let alone play.

Alexander was promptly fired. A heavy drinker, he died at the young age of 27 in 1975. He was name-checked a few years later in Iggy’s spoken-word intro to The Idiot’s “Dum Dum Boys”:

“How ‘bout Dave? OD’d on alcohol.”

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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04.27.2015
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