It features tracks originally performed and demoed between 1973 and 1975 during Williamson's first tenure with Iggy and the Stooges.
The album's featured tracks were mainly composed in the period following the release of 1973's Raw Power and before Iggy and the Stooges disbanded. The songs have long appeared on live bootlegs and unofficial releases but were not officially recorded because the band did not have a record deal at the time.
All the songs were recorded by Williamson with the members of the live touring version of The Stooges at Dave Grohl's 606 Studios. Iggy Pop did not take part in the recordings. Instead, the album features a number of guest vocalists including Jello Biafra, Alison Mosshart, Carolyn Wonderland and Bobby Gillespie. The entire album was streamed by Rolling Stone just prior to its official release.