Album: The Stooges
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Roaring out of Ann Arbor in the late 1960s, The Stooges — Ron Asheton on guitar, Scott Asheton on drums, Dave Alexander on bass, and, of course, Iggy Pop on vocals — fused the arty self-conscious primitiveness of The Velvet Underground and the amateurish unconscious primitivism of a thousand garage bands, and ended up creating one of the major templates for what was later known as “punk rock.”