An 8-disc box set – 7 x CDs + DVD – all of the Skydog label’s Iggy and the Stooges releases. Includes the infamous ‘Metallic KO’ ‘Stooges last live show’ issued in ‘76, plus the two full source shows. Rare studio and live collections ‘We Are Not Talking About Commercial Sh!t’ and ‘Wake Up, Suckers!’. A DVD of unique Iggy ‘Acoustics KO’ performances together with a studio ‘Acoustics KO’ CD. The 2003 Stooges reunion live album ‘Telluric Chaos’ recorded in Japan. Plus, additional EP tracks, together with a 48-page booklet and detailed notes by Iggy Pop biographer, Paul Trynka
When the riotous, confrontational ‘last ever’ Iggy & the Stooges gig Metallic KO was issued in 1976 on the French indie Skydog label, it heralded the punk movement and cemented Iggy’s position in it. Iggy’s career then took off, and a lengthy liaison between Skydog and Iggy Pop continued, with releases through and beyond the Stooges reunion 29 years later.
Here are all of the Skydog label’s Iggy releases, remastered, in a clam-shell box set containing seven CDs and a DVD – a fitting tribute to the label’s punk pioneer boss Marc Zermati, who passed away in June. Marc started Skydog in 1973, Europe’s first independent rock label, and in the same year that Metallic KO was released he organised the ‘First Punk Festival’ in Mont de Marsan. He worked closely with The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Wilko Johnson and Chrissie Hynde amongst many others.
Alongside Metallic KO the box includes the two Metallic KO source tape gigs, pitch-corrected after a tape speed fault was discovered; two collections of live and studio rare songs; unusual Iggy acoustic shows on DVD; a studio acoustic CD and the Stooges long-awaited 2003 live reunion in Tokyo. The 48-page booklet has notes by Paul Trynka, the Iggy Pop ‘Open Up and Bleed’ biographer and former Mojo editor, and rare and unseen photos.
Disc 1. Metallic KO (original album); 2. Metallic KO (1973 Michigan tape); 3. Metallic KO (1974 Michigan tape); 4. We Are Not Talking About Commercial Sh*t; 5. Wake Up Suckers; 6. Acoustics KO live NTSC DVD; 7. Acoustics KO studio CD; 8. Telluric Chaos – reformed Stooges live in Tokyo in 2003.
EP tracks are added as bonus tracks.