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Albums Of The Week: Iggy And The Stooges | Born In A Trailer: The Session & Rehearsal Tapes ´72-´73

Rip off your shirt and freak out to four hours of rarites from the Dum Dum Boys.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “This extensive four-CD set documenting the final years of The Stooges is a companion set to 2020’s well-received You Think You’re Bad, Man? It features studio sessions and rehearsal recordings made in London, New York, Detroit, L.A. and Michigan as the band prepared to record and tour their Raw Power masterpiece.

The 61-song set list includes seminal Stooges classics — Search And Destroy, Raw Power, Gimme Danger — alongside countless lesser-known tracks, rollicking covers and material which was never recorded professionally. The box includes sleeve notes from Iggy aficionado Kris Needs, providing an intimate study of a band on the edge as The Stooges began their final descent into rock ‘n’ roll immortality.

Following a two-year hiatus, and by fair means or foul, The Stooges reunited in 1972 for their final assault on the heart of American rock ’n’ roll. Born In A Trailer compiles legendary recordings made by the band at London’s Olympic Studios and in assorted rehearsal spaces across the U.S. as they wrote and rehearsed for the studio dates that would result in Raw Power, and their famously intense live shows of 1973 and 1974.

Filled with focussed recordings showcasing a band still determined to make it, and produced in conjunction with Tony DefriesMainMan organization, who famously steered the careers of David Bowie, Iggy and Lou Reed during that period, Born In A Trailer is a must-hear document of one of the great bands of the age accelerating into the final lap of a career which inspired a new generation of anti-establishment rock ’n’ rollers in the years immediately following their demise.”