IGGY & THE STOOGES: Wild Love (The Detroit Rehearsals and More): CD

Okay, if you are looking for the Stooges we all know and love (e.g. Raw Power, Funhouse), you aren’t going to find it here. This is a collection of thirteen songs from around 1973, some never before heard or released. Most are just the Stooges jamming. There is almost seventy minutes on music here. Some songs are close to eight minutes. The songs range from rock’n’roll to some pretty good blues jams. They even get into a Doors-like psychedelic jamming (these I could do without). The recording isn’t that great. Iggy’s voice sounds a million miles away in a cardboard box (when he sings – remember, I said these were jams). If you are a diehard Stooges fan who has to have everything they put out no matter what it sounds like, pick this up. You’re not going to read a stupid review like this anyway. You others might want to sample the goods first before laying down the scratch on this one. It might not be what you were expecting.

 –toby (Bomp)