Iggy And The Stooges
Ready To Die

Iggy And The Stooges

Ready To Die
Sealed 2013 Original With Custom Hype Sticker On The Shrink. “Ready To Die Arrives With None Of The Heady Expectations Of The Weirdness, The 2007 Comeback That Found Iggy Pop And The Asheton Brothers, Aided By The Sturdy Mike Watt, Attempting To Re-Create Some Of The Madness Of Funhouse. For A Variety Of Reasons It Didn't Work, But It Wasn't So Much An Embarrassment As It Was, Well, Weirdness, From A Band Weighed Down More By Its Own Ongoing Internal Tensions Than Its Legacy. A Little Over A Year After Its Release, Ron Asheton Died And The Group Did What They Did Last Time They Were Hanging By A Thread: They Brought In Guitarist James Williamson. Back In 1973, He Was The Fuel That Propelled Raw Power, An Album That Found Ron Sitting In Uneasily On Bass, And He And Iggy Recorded A Bit After The Stooges Final '70s Implosion, But After 1980 He Retired From Music, Choosing To Pursue Electrical Engineering. So, In A Sense, Williamson Was Further Removed From Rock & Roll Than Ron Asheton, Who Always Plugged Away In A Variety Of Ann Arbor- And Detroit-Based Rock Bands, Which Makes The Success Of This Second-Phased Stooges Reunion All The More Remarkable. Because Ready To Die Feels Like A Stooges Album In All The Right Ways, Throwing Out The Halting, Lurching Hard Murk Of The Weirdness In Favor Of Successive Blasts Of Sleaze, Intermittently Interrupted By The Occasional Moment Of Reflection. Ballads Were Verboten In The Olden Days -- Whenever The Stooges Slowed The Tempo, They Got Mired In A Dirge -- So This Pair Of Quiet Ones Suggest An Older Band, One Filled With Musicians Facing Their Seventies (Perhaps That's The Origin Of The Title?), But The Rest Of Ready To Die Showcases Grizzled, Gnarly Vets Who Not Only Know How To Deliver The Goods But Take Pleasure In Doing So.” S.T. Erlewine, AMG.
$30.00
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  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • Catalog ID: FP1296
  • Condition:
    Media:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 106952

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