Monday, November 26, 2007

"I'm making $5000 baby - so screw you!"

That quote will be familiar to anyone with a copy of Metallic KO, half of which comes from the final Raw Powerr Stooges show. Here's proof that five-grand was indeed the Stooges' going rate.

ReV RuSSeLL (not his real name) of New York City started his music industry career working at the Michigan Palace in the early '70s and happened to souvenir this contract for a Stooges gig at that venue.

Now working as a guitar tech for a number of bands he'd rather weren't named, he saw the Stooges in all their decadent, burning-the-candle-at=both-ends, desperate glory an enviable 13 times in the Michigan area. The gig that the contract is for pre-dated his working at the Palace.

ReV RuSSeLL has been out to Australia as a touring band crew member and knew this piece of memorabilia would strike a chord.

Click on the document for a detailed look. Then drool at the thought of the shows he saw that you and I missed.


Anonymous said...

You know, it's amazing that Iggy artifacts like this keep popping up out of left field.

Kinda makes you wonder if any audio(or video!) of Iggy & the Stooges' only British show at King's Cross in 1972 might turn up. It seemed to be promoted pretty heavily, so you would figure that someone might have hit a record button to catch it.

I just ran across a Lou Reed bootleg which was recorded at the same venue, the night before the Iggy & the Stooges show. Go figure.

mad4music said...

A very cool souvenir, indeed! Thanks for sharing!