New Music: The Stooges: "My
Idea of Fun" [Stream]
by Pitchfork News
reported by Pitchfork News in October,
the Stooges spent time at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studios in
October laying down tracks for their first new record in nearly 35
years. Well, now they've posted the album's debut track, "My Idea of
Fun", on their MySpace page.
not exactly in top form, straining to reach the higher notes in the
chorus. But musically, the band-- here featuring all original members,
with the exception of the late David Alexander, replaced by Watt--
churns out their best approximation of that classic, cycle-savage
gnash, while Albini does his best to evoke the raw production work of
their 1969 self-titled debut.
the song itself is a mess, its chorus sending the entire track off the
rails with the stunningly asinine refrain: "My idea of fun/ Is killing
everyone." It doesn't exactly bode well for
The Weirdness, but even
a worst-case scenario-- an album full of songs like this one-- can't
blemish one of rock's greatest legacies.