Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger

DVD - 2017
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An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Story of The Stooges
Call Number: DVD 782.42166 GIM


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Sep 27, 2017

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this DVD
★ waAaAaAay betTter than the book

three ★ thumbs

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This Jim Jarmusch documentary will fill in any blank spots you have about The Stooges. I was under the impression that one of the Asheton brothers was the first to die. Not so. It was Dave Alexander, the bassist, who was fired by Iggy during the festival-heavy schedule of 1970. That was the end of the original lineup. The band was dropped by Elektra. Eventually James Williamson was added on lead guitar; Ron Asheton switched to bass. Iggy had come under the influence of David Bowie's Svengali, Tony DeFries, who flew The Stooges to London and then set them up in Los Angeles. RAW POWER is the result. And that's it. Three studio LPs: THE STOOGES, FUN HOUSE, RAW POWER. Probably three of the most influential albums, which Jarmusch explicates convincingly, in the history of rock'n'roll. This film is worth watching even if you're not a student of rock. Iggy Pop is an engaging subject whose insights are honest and original.

Jul 19, 2017

Great rockumentary about the seminal band The Stooges. Several of the band members have passed away, but Iggy Pop (James Osterberg Jr.) is the primary talking head giving first hand recollections about the life and adventures of the band. Watching the DVD, you really have to appreciate that anyone survived! The Stooges formed in the early 1960s, originally called the Psychedelic Stooges, they had a unique sound and presence that differentiated the band from the popular 60s band. One of their posters from 1973 identifies them as the “bizarre Stooges.” Iggy emphasizes that the band members were communists (very communal), hated being told what to do, how to do it and how to sound. They all succumbed to drugs and recovery. As Iggy claims, “I think I helped wiped out the 1960s.” I would have liked a bit more live performances and music, but the band existed before the heyday of music videos. I’ll borrow some of their CDs. Nice to see an influential artist/band being recognized and appreciated while still living, and nice to hear the story from the original artists.

Jun 24, 2017

Great documentary about an amazing rock and roll band. Lots of interesting details and stories that I'd never heard before. Jarmusch and the Stooges are a winning combination.


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