The Stooges’ “Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970” Now Available

The Stooges: Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970On August 8th, 1970, the original lineup of The Stooges played their final concert together. Now Third Man Records has released a previously-unheard soundboard recording of the event in an album called Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970. The gig became the center of a legend that bassist Dave Alexander completely blanked out in front of the 200,000 festival attendees, not even playing a single note. That, the story goes, led to Iggy Pop firing him from the band.

“Found buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse amongst other tasty analog artifacts of the same era, the 1/4” stereo two-track tape of the Stooges complete performance at Goose Lake on August 8th, 1970 is the Rosetta Stone for fans of this seminal band,” Third Man writes. “Would you believe that…Alexander actually DID play bass on this occasion? Or that, despite grievous failures on some songs, Alexander is damn solid on others? Especially on the bass-led songs ‘Dirt’ and ‘Fun House’? Does Iggy provoke the crowd to tear down festival barriers? Did the powers that be pull the plug on the Stooges? So many questions are answered only to have more arise.”

Hear Alexander kick off the gritty “Fun House”:

Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970 is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970 Track List:

  1. Intro
  2. Loose
  3. Down On The Street
  4. T.V. Eye
  5. Dirt
  6. 1970 (I Feel Alright)
  7. Fun House
  8. L.A. Blues

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