Back in 2010, Anna Rose performed the Stooges “Gimme Danger” for the “Jam for Ron Asheton” honoring the recently-deceased Stooge with current band members Scott Asheton, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay. As these things generally are, the tribute night was somewhat of a karaoke-esq affair. In the subsequent years though, she stuck with the song, re-arranging it and fiddling with it to arrive at the version you hear below. She delivers the song like nightclub singer with a spaghetti western bent, like if Blue Velvet was set near the Alamo.
She tells us: Iggy & The Stooges have been a huge influence, so it was both exciting and terrifying to take on one of my favorite songs, Gimme Danger, when I performed with them a few years ago at The Roxy in Los Angeles. After that show, the song just stuck with me. I started working on my own arrangement of it, playing it quietly in my apartment, but I was too embarrassed to do anything with it. Those guys and their music really is sacred to me…not to be fucked with. Later on I was in the studio working on my album, Behold A Pale Horse, and my producer, Kevin Salem, heard me warming up using my cover of Gimme Danger. He flipped, so we recorded it just for the hell of it, so it wouldn’t get lost somewhere. Well…here we are!
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