Thursday, October 05, 2006

Who's the Stooges here?

Maybe we're just a little too old and cynical, but we can't help but feel that the Stooges rider request that's currently gracing The Smoking Gun was written with one eye on it turning up there.

Which is not to take anything away from the quality of the document - stipulating, for example, that the backstage vodka isn't made in England and "a recent" New York Times ("today's would be nice"). And if the real idea was to build some extra awareness of the apparent Albini-produced new album, it's a deft way of doing it.