January 9, 2013 |
Here's forehead-smacking news for any Los Angeles visitor (or local) who can't get enough of Moe, Curly and Larry: “The Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations” ( Santa Monica Press , $39.95) by Jim Pauley. It's an actual grown-up book, chock full of careful research and hundreds of black-and-white photos documenting almost every cinematic move the Stooges made from 1934 to 1958 - suitable for your coffee table, so long as you're willing to put your low-brow taste right out there for the world to see. Most of those Stooges shorts, of course, were shot in and around Hollywood, and the maps in back of this volume show exactly where.
March 11, 2007
RICHARD CROMELIN, in the opening sentence of his review of the Stooges' new album, "The Weirdness" (Record Rack, March 4), states that the Stooges are "one of rock's undisputedly essential bands." Planet Earth to Cromelin: The Stooges are of no importance whatsoever. They made little impact initially, certainly none musically (no hits, no recordings remaining on playlists, few song covers by other bands/singers), gaining notice only via the self-mutilating antics of Iggy Pop. Cromelin goes on to write that the "Stooges turned their severe limitations of technique into an artistic signature, a crude, primordial simplicity that spelled identity and release for a small audience of disaffected.
March 5, 2013 |
Last week, we brought you news that Iggy and the Stooges had completed their first new studio album in 40 years . Now the legendary proto-punk band has provided the first taste from "Ready to Die," due April 30. Posted Tuesday on SoundCloud, "Burn" won't surprise longtime fans of Iggy and the Stooges, whose last album under that name, "Raw Power," came out in 1973. ("The Weirdness," from 2007, didn't feature guitarist James Williamson and was credited simply to the Stooges.) The new song is a typically rowdy riff-rock number with rumbling drums, a swaggering bass line and words from singer Iggy Pop about how "the man of the future is a bully and bruiser.
February 25, 2013 |
Forty years on from their landmark proto-punk album "Raw Power," Iggy and the Stooges announced Monday that they've completed a new studio album, "Ready to Die," set for release April 30 through Fat Possum Records. It's the first time Iggy Pop has made a full record with guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott Asheton since 1973's "Raw Power," which followed a pair of albums without Williamson credited simply to the Stooges. (Asheton's brother Ron was the Michigan band's founding guitarist.)
April 22, 2007
ALEX VAN DYNE's snobbish indictment of the Stooges [Letters, March 11] is even less acceptable than Robert Hilburn's snobbish idea that the likes of the Rascals and Blondie should not have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ["De-ductive Reasoning," March 11]. It is not justifiable to degrade as insignificant any artist or song simply because of basic, crude, limited musical skills (or production). Otherwise, we might as well write off "Rumble," "Louie Louie," "You Really Got Me," "Wild Thing," "Wooly Bully," and all early punk rock altogether.
April 16, 2012 |
"The Hunger Games"claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for the fourth consecutive weekend, becoming the first film since 2009's"Avatar"to remain in the top position for that long. The fantasy epic starring Jennifer Lawrence collected an additional $21.5 million this past weekend, according to an estimate from Lionsgate. In the United States and Canada, the movie has raked in $337.1 million; overseas, it has sold $194-million worth of tickets in 60 foreign countries. Heading into the weekend, a new spin on "The Three Stooges"had the only viable shot at taking down the wildly popular Suzanne Collins adaptation.