Five Star Fridays: LOUDER, Please.

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Maggie McNeill wrote:

I think it would be FANTASTIC if we really made these “Five Star Fridays” by each posting a video!

I’m not sure that’s going to happen because, I suspect, a couple of Radley’s guest-bloggers don’t roll that way.

But, that’s how I roll. Lester Bangs, or someone like him, wrote something to the effect that if the Devil ever went into a recording studio, he was there while The Stooges were recording their best album, “Funhouse”.

“1970” is, in your humble narrator’s opinion, the best song on the best album of the 1970s. I fully expect a number of you to hate it. That’s fine. The 1970s were a decade of hate, and The Stooges were one of the most hateful bands ever to go into a recording studio.

In 2005, I was stopped by a Virginia Highway Patrol officer going down the infamous Mount Vernon speed trap with my friend D. on the way to his bachelor party. We were playing this. The first question he asked me was how much I’d had to drink. (Nothing, yet.) The second was, would I turn that racket down? For once in my cowardly life, I said “no”. (Actually, I told him I couldn’t hear him and that he should just write the ticket.)

Play this turned up to 11.

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7 Responses to “Five Star Fridays: LOUDER, Please.”

  1. #1 |  Pete | 

    Excellent choice, but I’m personally partial to the Stooges’ Raw Power (1973), especially the track, Gimme Danger.

  2. #2 |  cthulhu | 

    Seconded that this is an excellent choice, although my favorite track on “Fun House” is “Down in the Street”. “1970” is my second favorite though (unless it’s “T.V. Eye”, or “Loose”, or…).

  3. #3 |  Rojo | 

    I can’t pick a favorite song off of their first two records. I find the third to be just slightly not as awesome as the first two, but still f’n awesome! Go STOOGES!

    I haven’t heard this fourth one that got recorded in 2007, but it sounds like it generally got panned.

  4. #4 |  andyinsdca | 

    I’m shocked at how much of them I hear in “Black Joe Lewis”

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  6. #6 |  Burgers Allday | 

    O, hi, Maggie McNeill. Burgers here, frequent Adge-blog comm-o-tator (but probably not normal enuf to be considered as true Totski). Here is one of my songs (pretty much an instrumental):

    I also appear in the video!

  7. #7 |  william | 

    Mission of Burma do a great cover of this on The Horrible Truth About Burma