First released in 1976, “Metallic K.O.” was the fourth album from IGGY & THE STOOGES, a classic, memorable recording of the Stooges confrontational last gig. The Stooges had not been heard since ‘73s “Raw Power”, and the sound of kamikaze Iggy in between new songs dodging eggs and glasses thrown by Hell’s Angels gave him a new audience in the embryonic punk crowd. It defined Iggy as a punk originator, sold 100k+ and become the Stooges best-selling album, it’s now been condensed down to the exact original album edit that shocked and inspired so many. In the 2007 remastering from the original tapes an original tape-speed fault was found – now for the first time the album can be heard in the correct pitch! Contains 8-page booklet with historical background.
Reviews are written by people that purchased this item from Interpunk
Dereck from Winslow, ME
Oct 16 2009
There is a reason this album has sold over 100k copies world wide. It’s amazing. Iggy’s vocals are tops! It opens with Raw Power and it is just that and they cover Louie Louie which can always be a treat. Live albums are not always the best but his one with its re-mastering and now at the correct speed and pitch makes for a great piece of punk rock history. I am not always a fan of re-mastering an older album but in this case I accept it as the bootlegs that were available did not do it justice. The vocals are so raw it gives me goose bumps. Makes you think what could have been for this band if they had continued at this point. This could have gone down as one of the best live albums of all time along with Frampton Comes Alive, Cheap Trick’s Live at Budokan, and Kiss’s Alive. If you enjoy a good live album do yourself a favor and get this. I don’t believe there is a better live punk album out there today. All others need to be compared to this one.