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'Asthma' is in the air for The Stooges

Take a deep breath, fans of The Stooges (the Iggy variety, not Moe, et al.)

"Asthma Attack," a previously unreleased track from the legendarily loud quartet, gets its official unveiling next month - on both CD and 7-inch vinyl - as part of the collector's edition re-release of the group's album.

The band, which last week was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will combine the original songs from 1969's "The Stooges," plus original mixes from the album's producer, John Cale. The 26-song collection includes unreleased versions of "We Will Fall" and "Ann" and the mono single version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - one of the tunes Iggy Pop and the surviving Stooges performed last week at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. You can order it this week at Rhino.com.

"The Stooges' influence is legion - to name all of the bands, singers and would-be rock stars who drank from the well could fill 1,000 phone books," writes author Mike Edison in the liner notes. "There is not a hard or heavy band anywhere on the planet that's not in earnest awe of The Stooges."

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