Hi, new arrival here. I've been on a Stooges kick for probably years at this point, ever since I discovered their music, and they quickly became my favorite band bar none. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this forum while hunting for bootleg tabs, and even more when I saw how the forum not only has stayed relatively active, but still generates new discussion instead of stagnation. It seems that no matter how far you explore the Stooges, you can never get to the conclusive bottom of their legacy.
I think some of the most fascinating elements regarding the Stooges as a band were the social and political factors that impacted their style, as well as the political and social factors that they were responsible for inspiring (see; the founding of the entire punk genre.)
With regard to that, I would be interested to hear how you might perceive their mentality, behavior, and style with regard to the modern American political and social context.
Obviously, our times are radically different; the Stooges were driven by Vietnam-era fallout and disillusionment, while today we see more with race politics and a controversial administration than post-war nihilism. However, I think there are some similarities in the response and attitude of those affected, and would be interested to hear your take. (note: I do not mean to instigate any political discourse and I apologize if this is perceived as such. I have tried to word the question in a way to avoid offending anyone's sensibilities)
Do you think a group like the Stooges would have a similar impact?
If so, do you think they would succeed or self-destruct like their predecessors?
How would the difference in what is considered acceptable today impact them?
Would a band as controversial as the Stooges be able to keep a spotlight in the public eye, or would they scorned by the public to the point of irrelevance?