“Shake Appeal by Iggy and the Stooges (1972)

“Little more than a slithering, turbulent, electrifying riff over which Iggy yelps his most histrionic yowl, “Shake Appeal” was originally titled “Tight Pants,” in which form it has since materialized on a string of Raw Power session compilations.The song was written in stark emulation of the untrammeled roar that first drew Iggy Pop to rock & roll, the sound of dragsters racing around the track, while Jerry Lee Lewis, Link Wray, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, and Cannibal & the Headhunters blare from the jukebox — “that’s the kind of shit that would light a fire under my tree,” Iggy enthused. “Let’s get some fucking action here!” “Shake Appeal” delivers precisely that.”

Dave Thompson

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RIP Ron Asheton

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