The Stooges Are Getting a 1970 Live Album from Third Man
Hear "T.V. Eye" from the original lineup's final performance
Published Jun 10, 2020Here's something to put on the shelf next to your Iggy Pop Funko Pop. Jack White's Third Man Records is set to release a live album from the Stooges, documenting the proto-punk band's final performance with their original lineup.
As legend has it, the band's Dave Alexander refused to play a single note onstage when the band performed at the Goose Lake festival on August 8, 1970. This supposedly led to his firing the next day. Or so we thought.
Third Man have unleashed the only living evidence of the set via a 1/4-inch stereo tape that was "buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse." The only living documentation proves that Alexander did in fact play bass, while also raising many other questions laid out by the label in a press release:
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.
Third Man will release Live at Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970 on vinyl, CD and digitally on August 8 — just one day shy of the show's 50th anniversary. Until then, listen to "T.V. Eye" from the album below.
Live at Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970:
3. Down On The Street
4. T.V. Eye
6. 1970 (I Feel Alright)
7. Fun House
8. L.A. Blues