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James Williamson - Vintage

James Williamson, Stooges Guitarist, Re-Records Lost Album, Without Iggy

Our guest today is guitarist James Williamson. He was not the original guitarist with the legendary Detroit rock band The Stooges, but he is the one whose aggressive sound has had the most influence on punk bands over the years. Williamson joined the band live after the release of Fun House in 1970 and was involved with the making of the famed album Raw Power in England. He has a disc that comes out tomorrow called Re-Licked which is the re-recording of songs and demos The Stooges worked on in 1974 but never released. Iggy bowed out of the project so he got other singers including Ariel Pink and Mark Lanegan to do vocals.

Session Setlist
Wild Love
Search And Destroy
Open Up And Bleed

Recent Release: Re-Licked
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Label: Leopard Lady Records