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Old Stooges, New Tricky, Rebooked Chicks & More Top Today’s Album Announcements

Jack White's Third Man unearths a long-lost live album from Iggy Pop and co.


Some gigs are forgettable. Others are historic. The Stooges‘ legendary show at Goose Lake in August of 1970 — as documented in an upcoming live album from the fine folks at Jack White’s Third Man Records — almost certainly belongs in the latter category. I’ll let their press release tell the story:

“The apocryphal tale of the Stooges performance at the Goose Lake festival has been told countless times over the past five decades. Bassist Dave Alexander, due to nerves or overindulgence or whatever you choose to fill in the blank, absolutely spaces in front of 200,000 attendees. He does not play a single note on stage. He is summarily fired by Iggy Pop immediately following the gig. Here starts the beginning of the end of The Stooges. But what if that simply … wasn’t the case? What if you could prove otherwise? Well, it’d be the proto-punk equivalent of having an immediate, on-the-scene, man-on-the-street report of all those folkies booing Dylan’s electric set at Newport in ‘65. Irrefutable evidence of what ACTUALLY went down. 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 Aug. 8, 1970 is the Rosetta Stone for fans of this seminal band. Not only is this the last ever performance of the original godhead Stooges line-up, but it is the ONLY known soundboard recording of said line-up. Playing the entirety of their canonical 1970 masterpiece Fun House, the sound, the performance, everything about this record is revelatory. 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. Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the performance, Live at Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970, is the rare release that literally rewrites the history of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.” As always, it’s just one of many new titles announced in the past day or so. Scroll down to see the rest of the lineup — including new discs from BTS and Tricky, along with new release dates for the delayed efforts of Dixie Chicks and Margo Price — or visit the Upcoming Releases page for the whole shebang. Either way, be sure to listen to The Stooges rocking T.V. Eye below.

June 12

Gloria Gaynor | I Will Survive: The Eric Kupper Remixes EP

June 19

Jeb Loy Nichols | Season of Decline

June 26

Roberta Flack | First Take 50th Anniversary Edition
Loviet | Everyone Knows The Thrill When It’s Over
Dave Monks | On A Wave Goes Wild EP
Alasdair Roberts | The Songs Of My Boyhood

July 3

Christophe Dupin | Back to the Happiness
Local Suicide, Alejandro Paz | Peacock
Twin Peaks | Side A

July 10

Balfa | Fragmentos (A Journey Through IN_FR Live)
Honyock | #13 EP
Koretsky | MMXX EP
Margo Price | That’s How Rumors Get Started

July 17

Blush Response | Void In
BTS | Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~
Dixie Chicks | Gaslighter

July 24

Jon Hassell | Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two)

August 7

Concrete | Free Us From Existence
Howling Giant / Sergeant Thunderhoof | Turned To Stone Chapter II: Masamune & Muramasa
The Stooges | Live at Goose Lake August 8, 1970

August 21

Bully | Sugaregg

August 28

Flyckt | Instant Gratification pt. 1 EP

September 4

Soft Set | Love and Dancing EP
Tricky | Fall To Pieces

September 25

Pillow Queens | In Waiting
Various Artists | Blue Note Re:imagined