No Fun

Album: The Stooges (1969)
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  • According to Iggy Pop, this song's riff came out of a jam session when the whole band was stoned and Iggy made up lyrics to go with it based on "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash. >>
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    Matt - Auckland, New Zealand
  • This is a track from the American rock band's self-titled first album, which is today acknowledged as one of the greatest debut long players ever. The band only had five tracks to include on their first release as a typical Stooges song of the period would involve two minutes of composed song followed by several minutes of improvisation. The Stooges were told by Elektra that they needed more material so the other three songs - "Real Cool Time," "Not Right" and "Little Doll" were written overnight and recorded the next day.
  • This was covered by The Black Keys on their 2002 debut album, The Moan. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France

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  • Sean from Red Bluff, CaThe Stooges is one of the greatest albums of all time. I play it every chance I get.
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