The Stooges (John Cale Mix)

The Stooges

Appearing on vinyl for the first time ever, the John Cale mix of The Stoogeswhich was lost for more than 40 yearsis the Essentials Record of the Month for April 2020.
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Exclusive Features
color Red and Black Marble
foil stamped Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Heavyweight Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Rhino
mastering engineer Bill Inglot
mastering studio Bernie Grundman Mastering
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type New Release
remastering details Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman
By the Numbers

1 lp
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
12 inch
vinyl size
180 gram

The original punk album, The Stooges is a Molotov cocktail delivered straight to the faces of the hippies of 1969, an album made by Michigan goons who were sick of everything, and wanted to be your dog. The album marked the arrival of Iggy Pop, one of the last true rock ‘n’ roll iconoclasts, and though the album was considered an historic bomb upon its release—it never cracked the top 100—it influenced basically every glam, punk and post-punk album released in its considerable wake. 

The album’s original mix by producer John Cale was infamously rejected by Elektra Records—they thought it sounded too abrasive—and it has never appeared on vinyl. Until now. A new way to hear a classic album, this version is presented in the way that John Cale originally intended.


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The Stooges (John Cale Mix)
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