You Don't Want My Name... You Want My Action

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You Don't Want My Name... You Want My Action
Live album by The Stooges
Released September 30, 2009
Recorded May–April 1971
Genre Hard rock
Protopunk
Label Easy Action

You Don't Want My Name... You Want My Action is a live compilation album by rock band The Stooges. Released by British reissue label Easy Action, it documents the time period in between Fun House and Raw Power, when the group was a five-piece outfit including a young James Williamson.

History[edit]

After being dropped by Elektra Records, the band was self managed, and still touring. Much of the year 1971 for the band is undocumented, considering the luxury of booking a studio was lost. There were four known audience recordings including performances at the Electric Circus in New York City, The Factory in St. Louis, and the Vanity Ballroom in Detroit. All recording contain the same 6-song set that they ran through every time they went onstage. Most members of the band were addicted to heroin, and most of the money that they earned they paid for drugs with it. By the end of the year the Stooges broke up into obscurity until their revival in 1972 when the remaining Stooges recorded Raw Power.

Songlist[edit]

Disc One: Electric Circus May 14, 1971

  1. I Got a Right [False Start]
  2. You Don't Want My Name
  3. The Shadow of Your Smile [Iggy Solo]
  4. Fresh Rag (Or New York Pussy Smells Like Dog Shit)
  5. Dead Body (Or Over My Dead Body)/Who Do You Love
  6. Big Time Bum
  7. Do You Want Me Love?/Feedback/Goodnight
  8. The Children of the Night

Disc Two: Electric Circus: May 15, 1971

  1. I Got a Right
  2. You Don't Want My Name
  3. Fresh Rag (Or New York Pussy Tastes Like a Dog)
  4. Dead Body/Who Do You Love?
  5. Big Time Bum (Over My Dead Cock)
  6. Do You Want Me Love?

Disc Three: The Factory May 27, 1971

  1. I Got a Right
  2. You Don't Want My Name (Or St. Louis Adolescent Nightmare)
  3. Fresh Rag (Or Sweet Revenge for Treating Me Like a Piece of Shit)
  4. Dead Body/Who Do You Love?
  5. Big Time Bum
  6. Do You Want My Love [Band Leave Stage Early Due to Ron's Injury]

Disc Four: The Vannity Ballroom April 13, 1971

  1. I Got a Right
  2. You Don't Want My Name
  3. Fresh Rag
  4. Dead Body (Or Black Like Me)/Who Do You Love?
  5. Big Time Bum
  6. Do You Want My Love?
  7. Band Talk with the Audience
  8. What You Gonna Do?