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Rock Doc Gives Fun Look At The Stooges

Streaming: ‘Gimme Danger’

For anyone who was 14 in 1975 and forming a rock band, the song to start with was Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water,” because it had a very simple riff.

Move ahead a few years and a similar kid was probably taxing his brain with “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges because every punk band in the world covered it, and the riff was even simpler.

But what none of the punk pretenders had was a shirtless, bug-eyed, twitching freak apparently in the last stage of a complete mental breakdown for a lead singer.

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