Trivia: The Stooges

  • Creator Backlash: Both James Williamson and Ron Asheton hate Iggy's butchering of Raw Power.
  • Executive Meddling: At least two times.
    • The filler tracks on the debut, after a request for a full album.
    • The record company demanded at least two Lighter and Softer ballads on Raw Power. Deconstructed by the band, because what the hell do you expect from a Stooges ballad? The "ballads" are Gimme Danger and I Need Somebody.
    • Averted on Fun House, producer Don Gallucci even tried to capture the band at their most anarchic, an approach that predated and profoundly influenced the recording style of none other than Steve Albini.
  • He Also Did: After retiring from music in the 70s, James Williamson went on to study electrical engineering and ended up working in Silicon Valley, advancing to Vice President of Technical Standards at Sony and playing a part in the development of Bluetooth. Apparently, the fact that he'd been a member of one of the most infamously debauched rock bands just "never came up."
  • Promoted Fanboy: The Stooges had one: Steve Albini recorded their reunion album.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Keyboardist Scott Thurston, who joined the band after the recording of Raw Power, would much later pop up as steady member of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
  • Trope Namer: Partly for Punk Rock; One of the first recorded uses of the term came in Lenny Kaye's review of their 1969 debut, The Stooges calling the Stooges "music for punks cruising for burgers."