The Stooges - Raw Power (1973)

Garage Rock


Dangerous and unhinged, Raw Power showcases the Stooges at their loudest and nastiest. Ron Asheton’s guitar tone bristles with grungy distortion and his hyperkinetic riffs feel lightyears removed from the sometimes plodding, amateurish rhythms of their 1969 debut.

Deep into the depths of a heroin addiction, Iggy Pop performs like a man possessed. The gaunt cover shot of him, clad in skintight silvery trousers, appropriately captures the anti-glam rock feel of the record. The title track is a testament to the sordid, amphetamine and smack-laden hedonism of Detroit garage, a good 5 years or so before it became the predictable calling card of the punk revolution to come.


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