I don’t consider myself a huge The Stooges fan, sure i have seen them live a few times and i have the albums and yeah i think that they have done some really badass songs but it’s nothing more than that.. except when it comes to the song that opens up this album; “Search and destroy” there you have three and a half minutes of pure magic! When the needle hits the wax and you hear that classic guitar riff wich seconds later rips up in a solo its like heaven and then Iggy comes in with the words “I’m a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm” … still in heaven… and than the classic words in the chorus “I am a world’s forgotten boy the one who searches and destroys” you just wanna rip and tear stuff when you listen to this song!
So what about the rest of the album then? It never gets as good as the opening track, but still it’s one hell of an album, sure you have some really blend tracks such as “Penetration” and “Death trip” but it doesen’t really matter when you look at some of the other songs on the album like “Search and destroy”, “Gimme danger”, “Your pretty face…”, “Raw power” and “Shake appeal” all classic garage rock /punk songs. If you haven’t checked out The Stooges yet this is the album to start with.
Side A: Search and destroy, Gimme danger, Youre pretty face is going to hell, Penetration
Side B: Raw power, I need somebody, Shake appeal, Death trip