The Stooges released their debut in 1969 with it peaking at #106 on the Billboard charts. The distorted sounds on the album have it labeled as one of the best proto punk albums in existence. Rolling Stones features the album on two list, Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time. This album also features the very well known punk legend, Iggy Pop, as part of the band.
Iggy Pop is already big enough for me to have known about him, but I had no idea who The Stooges were prior to this album. When I saw he was with the band I figured it had to be the very early days of punk though. I also feel embarrassed to say that I didn't know punk was already shaping in the 60s. I thought this album resembled The Velvet Underground in some way except with a lot more guitar solos. Then I saw that there were some loose connections to the band during this album. Overall, it isn't a bad album to listen to, and it has a nice sound, but I don't know if it is what I'll take up listening to.
Rating 3 of 5.