The Stooges’ Ron Asheton plus members of Sonic Youth, Minutemen and Mudhoney soundtracked this fictionalised tale of a glam rocker’s infatuation with a wild punk, loosely based on Bowie and Iggy.
Steve Shelley says:
“That was a lot of fun. The Velvet Goldmine movie was directed by Todd Haynes and he had worked with a lot of us before. He needed a Stooges-style band to go with the Iggy-type character. They had Ron Asheton, Mike Watt [Minutemen], some of us and Mark Arm from Mudhoney amongst other singers [performing under the name Wylde Rattz]. “
“We recorded a lot of original material and a lot of it has never seen the light of day. It was great to be in the same room as Ron Asheton - to hear him playing and hear that guitar sound that we’ve loved for so many years. Once Ron and Mike were playing with the Stooges, we didn’t want to cause any drama by pushing to get that stuff released. Maybe someday it’ll come out.”
“I used a Brady kit on that album.”