Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit - 2004

"Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit" - 2004
Dir. by Tim Pope - 1 hr. 7 min.

Back when I was in high school, there was a record store in Portland that sold bootleg VHS tapes of concerts.  I never bought one, but this Stooges concert video is pretty much exactly what I imagine they were like.  That's somehow more fitting for a band like Iggy & the Stooges - no frills, no fog machines, just a great rock band doing what they do.

This was filmed during the Stooges reunion tour in 2003, with Mike Watt on bass.  They play all the songs you'd want to hear if you were watching this, including "I Wanna Be Your Dog" twice.  Iggy is amazing, a force of nature.  The sound mix is a little off (the vocals are way out in front), the camera work isn't anything you couldn't pull off on an iPhone these days, but that's fine.  It's the Stooges.  If that's not enough, I can't help you.

4 / 5 - NF Streaming

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