The Stooges is the debut studio album by American rock band The Stooges. It was released on August 5, 1969, by Elektra Records. Two songs, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1969", were released as singles and the album peaked at number 106 on the Billboard album chart. 1969" was featured on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs at It is considered a landmark proto-punk album.
The Stooges was released on August 5, 1969, by record label Elektra.
The discography of The Stooges - a Detroit, Michigan based rock band founded by "The Godfather of Punk Music" Iggy Pop as singer, Ron Asheton as guitarist, Dave Alexander as bass-guitarist and Scott Asheton as drummer - currently consists of five studio albums, twenty-four singles, four live albums, and three box sets. The Stooges debut album The Stooges was released on August 5, 1969 in the United States, and one month later in the United Kingdom
A typical Stooges song of the period would involve two minutes of composed song followed by several minutes of improvisation. Having assumed that the five songs as normally performed would cover requirements for the album, the Stooges were told by their record label