Gimme danger, baby! A special extended one-hour edition of the Listening Lounge pays tribute to new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Iggy & the Stooges and the band's 1973 album, Raw Power. Hear how this seminal album was made and how it influenced future generations of punk rockers.
This show airs Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The program is hosted by Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) and features interview clips from three Stooges -- Iggy Pop, James Williamson and Scott Asheton -- and others influenced by the band. Interspersed between their recollections are tracks like Search and Destroy, Gimme Danger and others from the original album, as well as previously unheard outtakes and live recordings.
Like the classic quote about the Velvet Underground, Raw Power didn’t sell many copies at the time, but everyone who bought the LP started a band. We hear from three such fans -- Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band), Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose) and Johnny Marr (Smiths, Modest Mouse, 7 Worlds Collide) -- each of whom counts this record as a major influence on their own legendary musical careers. Noted music photographer Mick Rock is also interviewed.
If you miss the actual broadcast you can catch this program for two weeks, archived on the Listening Lounge program page. The Listening Lounge airs Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on KFAI.