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  • Audio CD (1 Feb. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Jungle
  • ASIN: B000023ZC3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,543 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
  1. Heavy Liquid (Feb 9 1974) [Explicit] 3:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
  2. I Got Nothin' [Explicit] 4:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Rich Bitch [Explicit]11:46Album Only
  4. Gimme Danger (Feb 9 1974) [Explicit] 8:12£0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. Cock in My Pocket [Explicit] 7:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
  6. Louie Louie [Explicit] 3:41£0.89  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
  1. Raw Power [Explicit] 5:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
  2. Head On [Explicit] 8:30£0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Gimme Danger (Oct 6 1973) [Explicit] 7:11£0.89  Buy MP3 
  4. Search and Destroy [Explicit] 8:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. Heavy Liquid (Oct 6 1973) [Explicit] 9:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
  6. Open Up and Bleed [Explicit] 3:55£0.89  Buy MP3 

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Kitching on 29 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
This gem of a bootleg, that has come to merit the approval of the artist, became a cult classic as the very last Stooges performance, staged in the city of Detroit on the 9th of February 1974.
Despite the sound quality being a little substandard, I believe this may actually be the best introduction for the uninitiated to the one + only original punk rockers. Before your first listen, it is vital to know the story behind this infamous concert.
A few days earlier, Iggy had been in a little fracas with a seven foot Hell's Angel. Unperturbed, the Stooges frontman decided to go on air at the local radio station challenging all the local bikers to come along to the band's next concert + to do their very worst.. No matter what they threw at them, he bragged, the Stooges would carry on with the show.
Nick Kent, reporter for NME said in 1976: "Throughout [the recording] you can hear the sound of glasses splintering against amps, lightbulbs, eggs, shoes - even an expensive Nikon camera which just manages to miss Williamson's face" (the lead guitarist).
+ that is what makes this such a successful live album - we hear Iggy continually taunting the bikers amongst the crowd, actively encouraging them to lob as many heavy + varied objects at him as possible, turning this into the wildest, rawest + most daring rock n' roll record that - had the playlist encompassed some of the band's studio work + the sound been a little tidier - would most certainly have deserved that all-important extra star.
Crack open a beer, marvel at the mayhem + wonder at the miracle that the bootlegger left the gig with his life.
For more info: Read "I Need More" by Iggy Pop, Published by 2.13.61 Publications Inc.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album is undoubtedly of high historical importance, and in all likelihood, any longtime Stooges fan will already own it. Despite the fact that this is an audience recording, and therefore inferior in sound quality to any of the studio albums, it should be of interest even to the more casual stooges fan. It presents not only a live show from '73 displaying the stooges on top form, but also, most excitingly, the band's last ever live appearance, from '74. This show is by now legendary, with Iggy allegedly 'begging the audience to crucify him'. The truth is not quite so extreme, but his vitriolic taunts to the hardcore biker audience who throw heavy objects at him throughout are undoubtedly confrontational. The songs themselves are certainly well worth having. Here is the most vicious ever version of the unreleased track 'Cock in my pocket' (which he credits as being co-written by his mother) and a scorchingly depraved and powerful version of the Richard Berry song 'louie louie', made famous by the kingsmen. The band, despite sounding beautifully close to self destruction, prove how well they can play together in extended jams attached to the end of songs such as 'rich bitch'. Throughout both sets, the band sound wonderfully powerful, although Ig's voice occasionally gets lost beneath the cacophony. Whilst this is not an ideal Stooges record to start with (I would recommend 'Raw Power' or 'Funhouse') It is definitely one of the first non studio albums any Stooges fan should consider buying, and it provides a fascinating snapshot of a band teetering brilliantly on the brink of collapse, determined to go out in a hellish blaze of glory.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chupa on 11 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
well, lol.. this is it, seminal stooges who just didnt care at all anymore, iggy on the radio, invited loud mouth bikers to come down to the gig to fight, and they did...! the music is raw, bloody and totaly out of control..! some great songs here to keep you gasping to see what will happen next, full of abuse and violence, again its music yer mama and papa never wanted you to hear. stooges were great songwriters, and with iggy to portray them it was even better..!

its what rolling stone and nme never wanted to print, some of these songs go up and some go down, yes, lots of you wont like some of them.. but its a weird selection from a drug fuelled band, who didnt really care if you liked them..! the stooges didnt care if you liked their songs, but they cared that you listened to them! it was, and still is very important musical debaurchery!

great bootleg sounding,...!

a real must recommendation for rock n roll..

get it in yer!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The Real Truth 12 Feb. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
To some, like the critic above, this album can only be considered a document, because of the less than desirable sound quality. To Stooges fans, especially those who never got their hands on the "Skydog" release, this is a godsend. This live album actually takes the rage of Raw Power to the next level. Although the above critic questions whether one could call the album's material "music", I found it to be highly musical; they even add piano to nearly all tracks, and harmonica to a couple. The sound quality is different on both shows; Disc 1, the last Iggy and the Stooges show, has crisp vocals for the most part, and sludgy music, disc 2 just the opposite. Jungle made a mistake, though: During the second minute of "Raw Power", there is an annoying skipping noise that lasts for about 30 seconds. A minor flaw, yet worth mention. Iggy's sarcastic commentary is certainly one of the high points of this album. He even has the nerve to make a racial comment toward some guy, after which you can clearly hear the audience's disgust. Nearly all of the "unreleased" songs are great, particularly Heavy Liquid (I favor the disc 1 version), Head On, and (I'm not kidding) Louie Louie. The low points are the two versions of Gimme Danger: they drag on too long, and Iggy gets over-dramatic twords the end of them. To sum up my directionless review, Metallic KO is just as brutal as you've heard, but it is so much more. Please stay away from it if you are easily offended! Stooges fans, place your order.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Brutal... 28 Nov. 2005
By B. Bowman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While this might not be the best live recording, it does capture one of the most furious shows ever. I personally don't think the sound quality is all that bad, but I admit it's not top notch. Besides, how good is a live punk album supposed to sound? To me, the Stooges are the epitome of punk. What other band had a singer that went on a radio show the day of their last gig and challenged the local Hell's Angels to "come down to the gig and do your worst"? The best part was that they DID show up and were probably responsible for the majority of the objects hurled at the band during the show (some of which you can hear on this album.) Iggy practically makes this into a comedy album with all his put downs of the audience. The version of "Rich Bitch" on this disc has made me laugh every time I've heard it. The Stooges really went out as punk as they could. I don't think this last show could have been topped. I'm only sorry that there isn't a film of this concert.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Stooges fans only 23 Feb. 2006
By Michael Hanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This two disc set includes both the original Metallic K.O. (the stooges last show) and the popular recording that James Williamson did of a 1973 Michigan concert. I have the vinyl version of this, and i suppose it sounds similar to the c.d. I also have the original Metallic K.O. pressing, and for some reason or other it sounds better than the version available on this. The Metallic K.O. show is a classic, even though the sound is a bit rough (it's a bad 4-track recording). The second disc, the Williamson recording, has better sound quality. A lot of listeners bash this and other Stooges' records due to the sound quality, but it must be understood that recordings such as these are intended for die-hard Stooges fans. The Williamson show is, to my knowledge, the finest sound quality available of any of the Stooges' live shows. If you love the Stooges, you should own this. If not, don't buy it and don't bash it. It's a piece of history, and like an obscure fourteenth-century latin text on medieval monasticism, it's only meant for specialists.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is IT! 19 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Call it a historical document if you want, but this is an essential album for punk disciples everywhere. Comic and dramatic, and often incendiary musically. The Stooges packed it in after the songs on disc one, but they went down swinging.Highlights, apart from Iggy sparring with the crowd, are the bitter "I Got Nothing", a scrappy "Cock In My Pocket", and the final, nasty, end-of-the-road "Louie Louie", with lyrics worthy of the song's myth. James Williamson rocks up a storm throughout.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Carl Sagan died for your sins 15 May 2001
By Patrick Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sure, the fidelity is poor throughout, however, not bad enough to make it unlistenable. The band blasts through the songs with ferocity, if not subtlety. Don't buy this unless you've got all three Stooges studio albums, but this is a good addition to that set, and a historically important recording as well. As someone reviewing this earlier noted, the audience in the second cd is, if not overwhelmingly positive, at least they don't seem to be as violently opposed to Iggy and Co as their counterparts on the first disc.
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