The Stooges get to work on new album

Punk vets hit studio with Nirvana producer

The reformed Stooges have begun working on their new album with Nirvana producer Steve Albini.

The band are working at Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago.

It will be the group’s first album of new material since 1973’s ’Raw Power’.

The line up will consist of Iggy Pop, bassist Mike Watt, drummer Scott Asheton and guitarist Ron Asheton.

According to Billboard, new tracks expected to appear on the as yet untitled album include ’Mexican Guy’, ’Trollin’, ’Greedy Awful People’, ’Claustrophobia’ ’ATM’, ’O Solo Mio’,’She Took My Money’ ’End Of Christianity’ and ’I’m Fried’.

The RaconteursBrendon Benson is believed to be making a guest appearance.

Pop said of writing with original member Ron Asheton: “All the same passions and problems are there. But the problems are in a more muted style. I’m still the show-off in the group that gets all the attention. Everyone has their role. It’s pretty much the way it was in high school.”

A release date for the album is yet to be announced.