The GOOD - With BOMP's Stooges series The Iguana Chronicles there were no snazzy box sets. There
weren't even any unreleased songs (at least to my recollection). What there was was a
steady meat n' potatoes diet of rare and unreleased studio outtakes, rehearsal sessions
and live material that never disappointed. The great thing about The Iquana Chronicles
was its sheer regularity. For about a ten year period fans could look forward to a new
release every year. The Iguana Chronicles ended abruptly in the new century with the
last release Wild Love in 2001. Stooge fan Henry Rollins has reportedly taken control of
the Bomp tapes though it is unclear what of quality there is left to release.
The BAD - Between the laughably ridiculous claim of material being from master tapes (Open Up
And Bleed CD), to the overdubbed audience applause (California Bleeding CD) that fooled
nobody to the inexplicably deleted Iggy stage banter (Double Danger CD) it is clear
Bomp didn't always make the wisest decisions.
The UGLY - According to legend when James Williamson went to cash the check he received from
Bomp for the stash of Stooges tapes he delivered , the check bounced. Maybe its just a
myth or maybe it was rectified but the story has persisted.
My RANKING - #2