Yes, it’s just about that time again: we’re a day away from this year’s Record Store Day, which takes place on April 22. As ever, we’ve got a plethora of special edition releases to offer up to you fine, upstanding individuals who frequent your friendly neighborhood record store.
As great as the Stooges documentary, Gimme Danger, directed by Jim Jarmusch is — and it is great, what Gimme Danger doesn’t do, because it simply can’t, is translate to the viewer just how damn to-the-end-of-the-line good the Stooges were.
When the band’s one-time manager and zeitgeist-ist Danny Fields says they were the best band, he’s right, of course but the only way to understand why he would say such a thing is to get the records and listen to them. That’s the thing with the Stooges, the music was so strong, so pure, so unto itself, all the remaining members can do is issue impact statements as to the human cost of creating the music and how hard it was at times to survive its incredible power.