CD & DVD Release: Iggy and the Stooges: From KO to Chaos

8 Disc CD/DVD Box Set Release Date: Available now
Price: 8 Disc CD/DVD Box Set $53.62
Studio: Skydog International/MVD

When the riotous, confrontational ‘last ever” Iggy & The Stooges gig Metallic KO was issued in 1976 on the French indie Skydog label, it heralded the punk movement and cemented Iggy’s position in it. Iggy’s career then took off, and a lengthy liaison between Skydog and Iggy Pop continued, with releases through and beyond the Stooges reunion 29 years later.

Iggy and the Stooges: From KO to Chaos offers all of the Skydog label’s Iggy releases, remastered, in a clam-shell box set containing seven CDs and a DVD – a fitting tribute to the label’s punk pioneer boss Marc Zermati, who passed away in June. Marc started Skydog in 1973, one of Europe’s first independent rock labels, and in the same year that Metallic KO was released, he organized the “First Punk Festival” in Mont de Marsan. He worked closely with The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Wilko Johnson, and Chrissie Hynde and many others.

Alongside Metallic KO, the box includes the two Metallic KO source tape gigs, pitch-corrected after a tape speed fault was discovered; two collections of live and studio rare songs; unusual Iggy acoustic shows on DVD; a studio acoustic CD and the Stooges long-awaited 2003 live reunion in Tokyo. The handsome 48-page booklet has notes by Paul Trynka, the Iggy Pop ‘Open Up and Bleed’ biographer and former MOJO editor, and rare and unseen photos. Whew!

Here’s the overall breakdown of what’s included:

-Metallic KO ‘Stooges last live show’ issued in ‘76
-Two full source shows
-Rare studio and live collections We Are Not Talking About Commercial Sh!t and Wake Up, Suckers!
-DVD of unique Iggy ‘Acoustics KO’ performances
-Studio ‘Acoustics KO’ CD.
-2003 Stooges reunion live album ‘Telluric Chaos’ recorded in Japan
-Additional EP tracks
-48-page booklet and detailed notes by Iggy Pop biographer, Paul Trynka

Buy or Rent Iggy and the Stooges: From KO to Chaos

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.