Published Feb 25, 2013Having recently confirmed that they had finished tracking a new album called Ready to Die, Michigan proto-punk crew the Stooges have now locked down an April 30 due date through Fat Possum.
As previously reported, the record follows 2007's The Weirdness, and it features the return of Raw Power guitarist James Williamson, who re-entered the group following the 2009 death of founding guitarist Ron Asheton. The current Stooges lineup also includes drummer Scott Asheton and Minutemen bass guru Mike Watt.
As you can see above, the album cover features an in-the-crosshairs Iggy Pop sporting a belt full of kaboom.
"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal," Pop said in a press release. "It's just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they're an older group they also make fucking records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money…"
The album was mostly produced by Williamson at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, while Pop recorded vocals in Miami. It was mixed by Ed Cherney, who had previously stated that the song cycle was "old-time Stooges."
A tracklisting has not been revealed in full, but songs are said to include "Burn," "Job," "Sex & Money" and the title track.
You can get a sample of new tune "Job" down below in a quickie promo clip that has Pop, dressed as a scarecrow, crying that, despite — or perhaps because of — his "rock'n'roll attitude," he "got a job but it don't pay shit."