I first heard the Stooges aged 16.
I'd got into Iggy a little through liking Bowie, and my school colleagues who were into music had slightly more wide ranging tastes than I had at that time (I caught up though!).
A guy said I must hear them (the Stooges), and at break we sat in his car and he played 'Real Cool Time'.
Needless to say I was impressed.
Not long after I got the 'No Fun' LP, which compiled large chunks of The Stooges and Funhouse - I was still wet behind the ear in terms of going to secondhand record shops, and besides this import LP while expensive for me at that age was still a lot easier to find and cheaper than the original albums.
I remember in the summer of 89 a tape of that album was like the soundtrack of my summer.
Not long after, for some considerable time Raw Power became my favourite Stooges album, but that gradually changed....certainly long by the time I saw the Stooges in Hammersmith 2005 (the joint best concert I've ever seen in my life!) Funhouse had been my favourite, and remains so.