The Stooges releasing final performance by original lineup

Third Man Records will issue Live at Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970 on August 7th

Third Man Records is excited to announce The Stooges’ Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970. This previously-unheard, high-quality soundboard recording of the original Stooges lineup’s final performance — recorded just before the release of their earthshaking 1970 album Fun House — will be available on vinyl, CD and digital on August 7th, nearly 50 years to the day after the performance.

The audio was lovingly restored by Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Stapleton) and mastered by Bill Skibbe at Third Man Mastering, and liner notes were written by Jaan Uhelzski (Creem Magazine). There will be two limited-edition colored vinyl variants available as well — the Rough Trade version will be on purple-colored vinyl with a standard LP jacket, and the indie exclusive version will be on cream-colored vinyl with a screen-printed LP jacket.

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.

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 August 8th, 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.

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.

Rhino is also releasing Fun House – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on vinyl on July 17th in celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary. The set contains a newly remastered version of the original studio album and the first-ever vinyl release of The Complete Fun House Sessions. It’s limited to 1,970 individually numbered copies and features 15 LPs and two 7-inch singles.

Side A:

1. Intro
2. Loose
3. Down On The Street
4. T.V. Eye
5. Dirt

Side B:

1. 1970 (I Feel Alright)
2. Fun House
3. L.A. Blues

Author: Buddy Iahn

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