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The Stooges to Release First Album in 33 Years

Iggy Pop's quintessential proto-punk outfit gears up to release The Weirdness in March.

The Stooges have announced a March 20 release date for the The Weirdness, their first album together since 1973’s Raw Power. The line-up will include three original members — the chiseled icon Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, and drummer Scott Asheton — plus Minutemen/fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt and longtime Stooges sideman Steve Mackay on sax. Founding bassist Dave Alexander died in 1975.

Written in Florida, rehearsed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recorded in Chicago with producer Steve Albini, and finally mastered at Abbey Road’s famed studios, The Weirdness will include tracks like “Greedy Awful People,” “Mexican Guy,” “I’m Fried,” “ATM,” “She Took My Money” and “End of Christianity.” The landmark proto-punk pioneers plan to launch a full world tour following the March release.

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