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The Stooges

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    Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
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The Stooges were punk before punk existed.

In a time when hippie idealism was popular, the Stooges threw down the gauntlet in the form of provocative, high-octane rock and roll.



Hall of Fame Essay


Jaan Uhelski

Long before images of self-flagellation, peanut butter smearing, and bloodletting cemented a certain sensational, albeit one-dimensional, perception of them, the Stooges - Iggy Pop (ne James Osterberg), Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander - were just four kids oozing boredom and frustration in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the genteel university town forty miles west of Detroit.

They couldn’t have known it, but the musical relief they sought and found would spark a time-delayed revolution in sound, style, and performance, making the Stooges one of the most influential groups in modern-rock history

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 Induction Ceremony Program Cover
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The Stooges - Quote Image

They symbolize the destruction of flower power and they introduce us to raw power.

Billie Joe Armstrong



The Stooges - Acoustic Guitar
The Stooges - Acoustic Guitar
The Stooges - Electric Guitar
The Stooges - Electric Guitar



The Stooges - Gallery Image 1
The Stooges - Gallery Image 1
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The Stooges - Gallery Image 2

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