Iggy + The Stooges Doc Soundtrack Coming

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Stooges movie posterUpdate (Jan. 5): After screening in select theaters Jim Jarmusch’s documentary of Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Gimme Danger, will be available via on-demand outlets beginning January 31.  In addition, Gimme Danger: Music from the Motion Picture, a new compilation, will be available digitally on January 13. The same music will arrive on CD February 24. The LP version comes out on April 7. Slightly truncated, the LP version features Stooges songs and has a selection of tracks previously only available on CD and digital formats, including the vinyl debut of the outtake “Lost In The Future.”

The digital and CD versions include 14 songs that focus on the group’s first three studio albums—The Stooges, Fun House and Iggy and The Stooges’ Raw Power—and feature band members Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander, and James Williamson.

The soundtrack’s track listing is as follows:


CD/Digital Track Listing:

1. “Gimme Danger (Bowie Mix)” – Iggy & The Stooges
2. “No Fun” – The Stooges
3. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – The Stooges
4. “1969” – The Stooges
5. “Little Doll” – The Stooges
6. “Down On The Street” – The Stooges
7. “Loose” – The Stooges
8. “I Got A Right” – Iggy & The Stooges (Outtake)
9. “I’m Sick Of You” – Iggy & The Stooges (Outtake)
10. “Ramblin’ Rose” – MC5
11. “Again And Again” – The Iguanas
12. “I’m A Man” – Prime Movers Blues Band
13. “Lost In The Future” – The Stooges (Outtake)
14. “Asthma Attack” – The Stooges (Outtake)

LP Track Listing

Side One
1. “Gimme Danger (Bowie Mix)” – Iggy & The Stooges
2. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – The Stooges
3. “Loose” – The Stooges
4. “No Fun” – The Stooges
5. “Asthma Attack” – The Stooges

Side Two
1. “I Got A Right” – Iggy & The Stooges
2. “Down On The Street” – The Stooges
3. “Lost In The Future” – The Stooges
4. “I’m Sick Of You” – Iggy & The Stooges
5. “1969” – The Stooges

Here is our original news piece on Gimme Danger from last spring…
Gimme Danger
, the highly anticipated documentary film about Iggy Pop and The Stooges by noted director Jim Jarmusch, had its world premiere at a midnight screening on May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival to positive reviews, earning 12 for 12 so far on aggregator RottenTomatoes.com.

The movie “presents the context of the Stooges’ emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relates their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy,” says its promotional materials. It draws from archival material and eight hours of interviews Iggy did for the film, and includes new music recorded by guitarist Ron Asheton and drummer Scott Asheton before Ron died in January 2009.

“No other band in rock ’n’ roll history has rivaled The Stooges’ combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia, blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling, preening leopard of a front man who somehow embodies Nijinsky, Bruce Lee, Harpo Marx, and Arthur Rimbaud,” says Jarmusch. “There is no precedent for The Stooges, while those inspired by them are now legion.”

Variety‘s review called it “a movie that pays scrupulous and affectionate tribute to a band that, at the time, looked like a sideshow of sociopathic freaks… it’s far from a knockout; it lacks the layered grandeur of a punk doc. The best reason to see the film is simply the chance it offers to wallow in the grungy glory of Iggy Pop as the hellbent showman — the animal loosed from his cage — he was.”

The Hollywood Reporter called the film “tremendously entertaining” and bringing attention to a particular scene in which “Pop takes a hilarious side-swipe at the peace-freedom-love acts assembled in commercially savvy corporate boardrooms, while a smiley-happy Crosby, Stills & Nash hit is heard.”

It is the first music doc by the maker of such acclaimed films as Down By Law, Mystery Train, Dead Man and Ghost Dog. However, music and musicians have figured largely in his work. Musical artists such as Pop, Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Jack and Meg White, John Lurie and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins have appeared in his movies.

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As well, this coming winter will see the publication of TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, an oral history of the band in Pop’s own words being issued by Third Man Books, the book publishing division of Jack White’s Third Man record label. It is primarily based on extensive interviews done over two days with Pop by author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg at the singer’s Miami, Florida, home.

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