The Stooges Announce Live Album Featuring Original Lineup’s Final Performance
Third Man Records will release a live album — The Stooges’ Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970 — of The Stooges’ final show with their original lineup. The Stooges shared “T.V. Eye” to preview the new live record coming out on August 7.
As the story goes, Stooges frontman Iggy Pop fired bassist Dave Alexander after he was completely unable to play in front of the 200,000 festival attendees in Leoni Township, Michigan, marking the beginning of the end for The Stooges. But the record says otherwise, while there may be some mistakes, Alexander does manage to lay down some bass.
The discovery of the soundboard recording in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse has redeemed Alexander. Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Stapleton) restored the audio while Bill Skibbe mastered the record at Third Man Mastering.
The set sees the band playing every song from their 1970 landmark proto-punk album, Fun House, which had just come out at the time of Goose Lake. The performance included the song “T.V. Eye.” Listen to it below:
The Stooges’ Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970 Tracklist
- Down On The Street
- T.V. Eye
- 1970 (I Feel Alright)
- Fun House
- L.A. Blues