The Stooges discography

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The Stooges discography
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The Stooges performing in Milan, Italy on September 2, 2006
Studio albums5
Live albums7
Compilation albums8
Box sets4
Guest appearances2

The discography of The Stooges—a Detroit, Michigan based rock band founded by "The Godfather of Punk Music" Iggy Pop as singer, Ron Asheton as guitarist, Dave Alexander as bass-guitarist and Scott Asheton as drummer—currently consists of five studio albums, twenty-four singles, four live albums, and three box sets.


The Stooges debut album The Stooges was released on August 5, 1969 in the United States, and one month later in the United Kingdom. The album was not a huge commercial success—it charted on the Billboard 200 at 106. Almost one year later, on July 7, 1970, the band released their second album, Fun House , which did not chart on the Billboard 200, the UK Albums Chart, or any other international music album chart. In February 1973, the Stooges released their third album, Raw Power . It charted in the Billboard 200 at 182, in the UK at least at 44, and is the best charting album by the Stooges in the United Kingdom to date. After the release of Raw Power, the band (also known at the time as Iggy & The Stooges) announced their break-up. The Stooges reunited thirty-four years after their official dissolution, and released The Weirdness . Although the album was their best-charting album in the United States, peaking at number 130, its overall commercial success is similar to that of the Stooges' first three albums.

The Stooges are described by critics as one of the key bands of punk music, in the genre described as "proto-punk", an early form of punk rock. Many musicians, particularly those in punk bands, cite the Stooges as a huge influence.

Studio albums

YearTitleChart positionsCertifications
1969 The Stooges
  • Released: August 5, 1969 (US), September 1969 (UK)
  • Label: Elektra
1970 Fun House
  • Released: July 7, 1970
  • Label: Elektra
1973 Raw Power
  • as 'Iggy and The Stooges'
  • Released: February 7, 1973 (US), June 1973 (UK)
  • Label: Columbia
182138 20 44
2007 The Weirdness
  • Released: March 6, 2007
  • Label: Virgin
1305337 3581
2013 Ready to Die 9636  4977


2005Extended Play

Live albums

1976 Metallic K.O.
1988 Live at the Whiskey a Go-Go
  • Label: Revenge
1995 Open Up and Bleed
  • Label: Bomp! (cat# BCD 4051)
  • Notes: the unreleased 4th Stooges album? 11 unheard songs, live & studio (CD + LP)
1997California Bleeding
  • Label: Bomp! (cat# BCD 4069)
  • Notes: a reconstruction of the Stooges' 1973 West Coast shows (CD + LP)
2000Double Danger
  • Label: Bomp! (cat# BCD 4076)
  • Notes: Double CD highlighting 2 of the best shows of the Stooges' final tour (CD + LP)
2000Michigan Palace
2003 Live in Detroit
  • Label: Music Video Distributors (MVD)
2005 Telluric Chaos
  • Released: May 3, 2005
  • Label: Skydog
2007Escaped Maniacs
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: ABC Entertainment and Charley Films
2009 You Don't Want My Name... You Want My Action
  • Label: Easy Action
2010 Have Some Fun: Live at Unganos
2011 Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans
  • Label: Music Video Distributors (MVD)
2020 Live at Goose Lake, August 8th, 1970


1993 Rough Power
  • Label: Bomp! (cat# BCD 4049)
  • Notes: Original mixes of Raw Power 10/72; complete Detroit WABX broadcast, early 1973; 3 more mixes, 11/28/72.
1997Year of the Iguana
  • Label: Bomp! (cat# BCD 4063)
  • Notes: Sampler with unreleased and alternate versions (CD only)
1998Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell [10] [11]
  • Label: (1995 UK) Golden Years (cat# gy008) [12] / (1998 US) Snapper (cat# 156002) [13] / Original Masters [14]
  • Notes: 1 radio ad for live show; 6 outtakes; 4 tracks from rehearsal tapes; 2 tracks from WABX broadcast, early 1973.
2001 Wild Love: the Detroit Rehearsals and More
2006Original Punks
2008Gimme Some Skin
  • Label: Get Back
2009More Power
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Notes: 2 CDs (also on vinyl with limited songs)
2016Playlist: The Best of the Stooges

Box sets

1991Night of Destruction
  • Label: Revenge
  • Notes: Limited to 2,000 copies. 6-cd set of rare tracks
1999 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions
2005 Heavy Liquid
  • Label: Easy Action
2020Fun House (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  • Label: Rhino
  • Notes: Limited to 1,970 copies. 18 x LP set.

Guest appearances


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