A previously unreleased recording of the original lineup of The Stooges is set to become available soon – and it just may dispel a classic myth.

The gig was the Goose Lake Festival on August 8, 1970, and it would mark an important day in the life of The Stooges, for Iggy fired bassist Dave Alexander once their set was over.

History has it that Dave spaced out and didn’t play a single note that night… but history can be wrong, and this recording proves it.

Taken straight from the desk, it’s apparently the only known such recording of the original line-up in flight, and was dug up in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse. The band power through all tracks from their then soon-to-be-released album Fun House.

Heading our way on CD and vinyl from Jack White’s Third Man Records, The Stooges Live at Goose Lake: August 8th 1970 is set for release on August 7th, 2020 – almost 50 years to the day.

Here’s a hearty dose of TV Eye to whet your appetite:

The Stooges at JB Hi-Fi.