The Stooges - Heavy Liquid Box Set (1972-1974)


Is it possible that someone was following the Stooges around circa 1972-1973, taping their every move? It certainly seems that way, as evidenced by the overabundance of outtakes and demos that has surfaced from the group's Raw Power period. The most exhaustive collection to focus on these tracks arrived in 2005 -- the six-disc box Heavy Liquid. Set up similarly to a previous Stooges box set, Rhino Handmade's 2000 release 1970: The Complete Funhouse Sessions, this is not six discs worth of different rare songs, but rather songs that are repeated over and over again. And unless you're the biggest Stooges fanatic in the universe, there's simply no way you can sit through 13 takes of "I Got a Right." Longtime Stooges fans will undoubtedly be long familiar with most of these selections, as they've been included an countless compilations over the years (mostly on the Bomp! label) -- the aforementioned "I Got a Right," "I'm Sick of You," "Johanna," "Open Up and Bleed," "I Got Nothin'," "Head On," etc. There's not much here that most of the Stooges faithful haven't already heard countless times before. But the packaging is certainly appealing, as it comes with not one but two booklets (which feature essays, rare pictures, and articles from the era). The average Stooges admirer would be able to get by with any one of the single-disc collections of this material but if you want it all in one shot, Heavy Liquid is the way to go.

15 comments:

decrepittapes said...

CD1 - Olympic Studios, July 1972:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/w9kkzx

decrepittapes said...

CD2 - Morgan Sound, MI - March 1973:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jn62aj

decrepittapes said...

CD3 - Detroit Rehearsals - 1973:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/m8fzq3

decrepittapes said...

CD4 - CBS Studios NYC - July 1973:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jbyiii

decrepittapes said...

CD5 - The Whiskey - October 17, 1973:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/18822n

decrepittapes said...

CD6 - Bimbos365, San Francisco - Jan 1974:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zv6pb6

village_idiot said...

Now that flying nun is out from under, I was hoping you might be more disposed to requests for and of, and I doubt if any other blogger is as likely to have "Axemen -Three Virgins, Three Versions, Three Visions" except maybe that sheila who did a fine run in NZ sounds you credited awhile back.

Just thought I'd put it out there.

steve said...

No in-print Axemen material will be posted per request of the band. Flying Nun has nothing to do with arrangement.

The record you are looking for "Three Virgins, Three Versions, Three Visions" is going to be the final release in Siltbreeze's Axemen re-issue campaign and should be coming out early this year on wax. It's a great album and I would suggest buying it.

Mikey said...

Cool - great post! Thanks for that.

Erik Carter said...

Would you happen to have the The Endtables reissue that is coming out on Drag City?

ALTCERF said...

You're on a roll! With the previous Velvets post and now this! Much obliged curious to hear this with raw power being one of my fav;)

Dave C said...

Just getting into Disc 1. I'm going with 5 versions of "I Got a Right", that seems about the proper amount. Biggest revelation: during "I'm Sick of You", around the 4 minute mark, some suave German (?) crooner is briefly edited in. Can't tell if it's accidental or on purpose. I could go either way. Can't wait to hear the other stuff. Thanks for the post.

lucas said...

GRACIAAAS!!!

lucas said...

GRACIAAAS!!!

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