The Stooges


The Stooges

The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) to 1974, then reformed in 2003. The Stooges sold few records in their original incarnation and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences. Nevertheless, The Stooges are often regarded as hugely influential in alternative rock, heavy metal and punk rock. Singer Iggy Pop and his wild onstage antics were often the main focus of attention. They reformed in 2003 with bassist Mike Watt replacing the deceased Dave Alexander to much critical and popular acclaim.

Iggy Pop (b. James Osterberg) - vocals (1967-1974, 2003-present)

Scott Asheton - drums (1967-1974, 2003-present)

Steve MacKay - saxophone (1970-1971, 2003-present)

Ron Asheton - guitar (only guitarist 1967-1970 and 2003-present; with Bill Cheatham 1970, then with James Williamson 1970-71); bass (1972-1974)

Dave Alexander - bass (1967-1970)

Mike Watt - bass (2003-present)

James Williamson - guitar (1971, 1972-1974)


Average album rating 1969 The Stooges  
Average album rating 1970 Fun House  
Average album rating 1973 Raw Power  
Average album rating 1976 Metallic KO  
Average album rating 2007 The Weirdness