As an additional note, the Stooges are considered by many to be one of the forefathers of punk rock before it was really defined as a seperate genre by the emergence of the Ramones.
If you enjoy the stooges, you might also check out the following bands:
- The MC5 (similar sound, similar time, they even hung out together).
- The Ramones (later time, more pure rock sound, considered by many to be the first true punk band, but take that as you will.
- The Modern Lovers (later time, different place, similar themes in a lot of ways).