Something I've always wondered is about The Stooges choice of setlists. These questions might be answered elsewhere on the board but I thought it might be good to collect all the answers in one place.
Fairly definitive info...
Circa 1970 - Based on the available recordings, it seems the set constisted exclusively of Funhouse songs in almost the same sequence as the album.
Circa 1971 - Apparently the same six songs in the same sequence at each show.
Questions... (in chronological order)
How early did the first album songs begin to appear live?
In 1969, did they play the first album exclusively. If so, was it in the sequence of the album?
Why did they abandon first album songs in 1970? Being the same band, you'd think they would have still played at least a couple of them.
In 1971, did they abandon ALL earlier material because James didn't know it or was ignoring earlier work simply their method of operation? I would certainly think James was talented enough to easily play the earlier material.
Did they EVER play anything from the first two albums live with James?
What was the setlist for the 1972 London show?
Were any of the 1972 Olympic Studio songs, besides "I Got A Right" ever performed live?
Did they ever perform "You Pretty Face...", "Penetration", "Shake Appeal" or "Death Trip" live?
Were things like "Rubber Legs", "Cry For Me/Pin Point Eyes" ever performed live?
During 1973-74, while most shows opened with "Raw Power" followed by "Head On", the rest of the sets are fairly random. This seems contradictory to earlier shows. Was there any particular reason for this?