Iggy And The Stooges - "Telluric Chaos"
(Skydog 2005, SK 2005-3)
From Aural Innovations #33 (March 2006)
Telluric Chaos was recorded at the Shibuya Axe in Tokyo, Japan on March 22, 2005. Really good sound quality I thought. I have seen a couple of fan reviews saying the sound here isn't that great. I have no idea what these people are talking about. Telluric Chaos is a damn nice live release from just about every standpoint. If you're an old school Iggy/Stooges fan, this French import is a must-have. Tracks that most patrons are sure to get many enjoyable spins out of are the slamming opener "Loose", the blistering "1969", "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (how many bands have actually covered this song?), "Real Cool Time", "No Fun", "1970", "Fun House", the recent Stooges reunion cuts "Skull Ring" and the total ass-kicking "Dead Rock Star", "Electric Chair", "Little Doll" and the frantic finale "Not Right". There are no highlights here, simply because every one of the seventeen tunes are superbly played and produced. Vintage all American proto-type punk rock, just the way you want it. Most material here comes from three of the Stooges albums, 1969's self-titled Stooges, 1970's 'Funhouse' and 2003's "Skull Ring". Truly amazing show. Lots of swearing too. So you know it's the Igster at his peak. Line-up: Iggy Pop - vocals, Ron Asheton -guitar, Mike Watt - bass, Scott Asheton - drums and Steven Mackay - sax. It just doesn't get any better than this. Cannot recommend this CD enough. Get a copy now before it goes out of print.
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Reviewed by Mike Reed