The Stooges
Have Some Fun: Live at Unganos


4.5
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Review

by Aaron USER (3 Reviews)
February 18th, 2012 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 'Live at Unganos' is something not worth missing...

'Live at Ungano's' is a document to the best time in the Stooges' original tenure as a protopunk rock band, and was nearing their first end. Dave Alexander had been out of the band for a few months with his replacement being Zeke Zettner. James Williamson would be added the next year to assist Ron Asheton on guitar. And Iggy Pop's heroin addiction was just beginning to get worse. But before that, we had somewhat of a relatively (as close as we can get) sober and clean Iggy Pop. He manages, with The Stooges, to play some damn great music.

Yes, the quality isn't the best in the world, but knowing how few bootlegs from 1970-71 are available, you don't want to take it for granted. We can be lucky that at least ONE bootleg from this era has been uncovered. The music is great, especially the rendition of 'Loose', '1970 (I Feel Alright)' and 'Down on the Street'. The downsides: 'Fun House' is far too short, clocking in at approximately 3 minutes, around 4 minutes less its original time on the album. But at least its a satisfying performance. Next is the quality. It starts out pretty good, then by 'T.V. Eye', it degrades in quality, sounding more muffled and compressed, like a below average quality bootleg. Kind of authentic, eh? If you want a good performance, pick it up, because 'Live at Unganos' will be a grand experience worth experiencing.


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Wombat988
February 18th 2012


397 Comments


It's quite a short review. Might want to make future reviews longer and more detailed. Good start though

SuperDiamondDogs
February 18th 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Well, for me, there really wasn't much to say about this. I may come back to this. I actually had a very long review of Queen's debut album that took me an hour to write and the website didn't save it.

WilhelmBlack
December 20th 2015


567 Comments


Not at all a good excuse but at least you recommended amazing albums but album recommendations do not prevent a thumbs down. I know you probably left the site but seriously I really hope your writing has improved a lot. This is garbage.

Frippertronics
February 9th 2016


8268 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

just noticed this, but trust me I didn't leave the site. But yes, the two reviews I did in 2012 are absolute garbage.

user
February 10th 2016


883 Comments


what a nice guy!

Frippertronics
February 10th 2016


8268 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you aren't fooling anyone...g.



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