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Raw Power

The Stooges

1973

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Raw Power
Album Summary

Raw Power is the third studio album by American rock band the Stooges (credited as Iggy and the Stooges), released on February 7, 1973 by Columbia Records. The album departed from the "groove-ridden, feel-based songs" of the band's first two records in favor of a more anthemic hard rock approach inspired by new guitarist James Williamson, who co-wrote the album's eight songs with singer Iggy Pop. Though not initially commercially successful, Raw Power gained a cult following in the years following its release and, like its predecessors The Stooges (1969) and Fun House (1970), is considered a forerunner of punk rock.The Guardian wrote that "it has since been acknowledged as one of the most influential records in rock history". The raw guitar sound of Williamson deeply influenced acts of different music genres such as the Sex Pistols, Johnny Marr of the Smiths and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

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3.34

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Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

This will always be a great listen it hits u right in the dick

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Sat May 29 2021
5

Great Album. I think the Iggy Pop mix is superior to the David Bowie mix. It's much more raw and dirty.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
5

Quite simply, one the best things ever committed to tape. I don't care that the production supposedly fucked how this sounded, I think it's cool and adds to the grime and aggro. This is one of the most evil sounding albums, and makes much of everything that preceded - and followed - it sound limp and fey. How chunky do those guitars sound! And the drums sound like a pile of bricks falling down a staircase. Incredible.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
4

Really, really fucking good! Dirty, scuzzy, filthy rock n roll! Love it! Short, sharp and at times brutal! Like being given a high five. But in the face. And with a brick. Iggy’s vocals are brilliant, the riffs are great! What’s not to like! TURN IT UP!!!!

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Mon May 09 2022
5

Me and my friends couldn't find jobs one summer and so instead we'd get together each day and drink Miller High Life. We'd usually start the day around noon seeking sustenance, either cooking a big batch a scrambled eggs, or going to Burger King because they had a special on Whoppers: two for $2.22. Most nights we'd get to the point where we'd throw Iggy's mix of this album on a boombox and beat the shit out of each other Fight Club style. "Search and Destroy" was a particular favorite. This is rock and roll in its most potent form. For all it's snarling menace and brutality, it doesn't lack subtlety though, which is probably due to Bowie's careful production. He was able to refine their energy without overcooking it. Raw Power indeed.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

My first real exposure to Iggy Pop & the Stooges was circa 2007, when a cover of Search and Destroy appeared on Guitar Hero 2. I really liked that song, but I never looked more into the band. I first listened to this record about 5-6 years ago when I rented it from a library on CD and listened to it in my car. I didn’t care for it back then. Listening to it today was a much improved experience. It’s a little hard to believe that this album was produced in 1972. We look back at many albums from that time and call them proto-this or proto-that, but several of the songs on this album just sound like full blown punk rock to me. Bowie produced this album, but I am not not familiar enough with either his music or his production credits to be able to perceive any of his fingerprints on the record. My only quibble actually has to do with the song with which I am most familiar: Search and Destroy. That song is so high energy, and I will never understand why Iggy chose to sing the verses and pre- choruses in such a meek voice. He spends so much of the record, including parts of that same song, with much more aggressive vocals, so I don’t know why he used the soft ones there, where it feels like it really clashes with the music and takes some of the energy out of it. Since I was given Tom Waits and Iggy Pop so close together on this list, I am including a bonus link of a wonderfully awkward movie scene between the two of them. My personal enjoyment: 3.5/5 Did it belong on this list: 5/5

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Sat Mar 18 2023
5

In my opinion one of the top 10 albums of all times. With Ron and Scott destroying the rhythm section. James Williamson playing leads that have yet to be defined, and Iggy meaning every lyric he sings. Who cares about the mix, the concept comes through loud and clear on every cut.

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Mon Apr 03 2023
5

Contains some of the worst lyrics commited to vinyl and is in desperate need of a re-mastering but I do not give af. This is a thrilling, exciting masterpiece. Raw Power indeed

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Sat Aug 28 2021
5

This album is so much more focused than some of the Stooges previous work largely thanks to David Bowie's production. Iggy Pop's vocals are acidic and pointed, and the guitar work is much more interesting, punchy, and tight while still retaining that messy garage/proto-punk feel that define the Stooges. This album is dark, raw, and it can be easily seen why it is considered one of the most influential albums in rock.

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Fri Apr 07 2023
5

I wonder what all those stuffed shirts with their panties in a bunch over Elvis’ hip gyrations would think of this sleazy, visceral, menacing record. Proudly deformed, crude, violent, or should I say raw? More musically sophisticated than their previous efforts, but no less forceful as a result. Play it fucking loud. Standout Tracks: Search and Destroy, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Raw Power

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Tue Aug 17 2021
2

Half proto-punk and half Jamie Vardy, by which I mean straggly, keyed up, a little dirty, a little naughty, and ugly as hell. Bowie mixing it into brittle thinness is a virtue. The full and bassy Iggy mix feels wrong. But like many Bowie albums, it's fun for the ideas most of the time and the execution only half the time. Better Iggy/Stooges albums exist.

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Fri Apr 19 2024
5

So good. I loved every rough-voiced note of the thing. Iggy's just so much fun. Most fun for me, an admitted audio nerd, is that there are two mixes available for this album: one mixed by Iggy and one by Bowie. What a fun experience to listen to the two back-to-back!

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Lots of loud instrumentals and vocals in a good way! This immediately reminded me of my husband, who would probably think I'm pretty cool for listening to this album. Liking it a lot and I find Iggy's androgynous style very sexy. I love the subtle use of keyboard and xylophone type instruments.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Best tracks: Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, Shake Appeal, Raw Power

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

This album is a full-on assault on the listener. Those who have seen Iggy live can confirm that the energy in his concerts is even higher than this assault. I guess giving 100%+ at all times is the only way you can be confident that someone will break your fall when you leap off the stage. I quite like the guitar. It sounds like the same guitar Keith Richards played then. When "I Need Somebody" started I laughed my head off. I couldn't believe these guys would have a ballad in their repertoire. I guess Iggy needs one or two ballads to get let his heart rate recover to 170  during his live shows. Yeah it's noise, yeah it's loud, yeah I have no clue what the lyrics are and yeah I love it!

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Sat Oct 16 2021
5

I don't even really need to relisten to this one, But I've done it because it's fucking worth listening to. Man I love this album. And they linked to the Iggy pop version. Which I like the most, they fucked the recording of this shit up. They recorded everything at one time so it's so hard to balance. So on one end you have the David Bowie mix, which he tries to make something pretty decent without but it really does lose that gross raw and gritty sound that Iggy pops. Which Iggy just slid everything to the top and called it a day. Which is why I think this albums needs to be listened to loud. So for the big speakers it's always the Iggy pop, if I'm using some nice headphones then the Bowie mix. Albums good, The stooges slap. It's always worth the time. Highly recommend.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Search and Destroy is one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s a perfect composition of genius lyrics (I’m a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm!), manic paced punk rock with some actual guitar chops, and the greatest Iggy delivery ever recorded - all growl and howl. Also, there are the other songs which are good.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

I have a soft spot for artists from my home state of Michigan (not including Kid Rock or Ted Nugent haha), and especially those from Ann Arbor, which I've called home for the last 30 years. I also have a soft spot for early punk/proto-punk innovators, so how could I not love James Osterberg, aka Iggy Pop? As the title says, this album is raw and powerful. If I were to just base my rating on my enjoyment of this album I would probably give it 4 stars - I love it but I'm a bigger fan of acts like The Replacements, who were able to duplicate the raw/rough-around-the-edges approach but also added some more hooks and more insightful lyrics. However, when I also consider how influential the Stooges and this album were on all the great punk/alternative music that followed I have to go with 5 stars.

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Mon Feb 27 2023
5

Got this one! Iggy is the king of New York punk! He also has a show on BBC 6 Music.

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Mon Mar 13 2023
5

"Raw Power" is the third studio album from American rock band The Stooges. The album was a change from their two previous albums going into more hard rock with new guitarist James Williamson who co-wrote the songs with vocalist Iggy Pop. The Stooges had previously disbanded due to lack of commercial success and drug and alcohol issues. Iggy wentbto London to record a solo album with Williamson, they added former Stooges Ron and Scott Asheton as the rhythm section and reformed as Iggy and The Stooges. There's a lot on the mixing and remastering of this album with Iggy mixing the first and later versions and David Bowie mixing the second version. I listened to the remastered Iggy mix. This album was very influential and is known as a fore-runner for punk rock. "I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm" and we rocket off with "Search and Destroy." It's fast. It's got a 60's guitar sound played with a controlled chaos. The title taken from articles written on the Vietnam War. "Gimme Danger" is more melodic with an acoustic guitar. Actually evil sounding. Iggy screaming. He wants a dangerous girl. "Penetration" has classic heavy metal guitar. Hello Black Sabbath. It's got a groove. It's pyschedelic; you can hear Iggy playing the celesta. No need to go deeper into the meaning...OK, didn't need to say it that way. The Stooges didn't forget their garage rock roots in "Raw Power." A piano added. Iggy doing his thing. The album ends with an appropriate loud song in "Death Trip." This is essentially a song-long searing guitar solo with the underlying rhythm guitar and rhythm section. Iggy is howling. "Baby, come along on my death trip." This album is dirty and bad-ass. I'm being totally cliche here but Iggy and the band sound like they were unleashed from a cage. Relentless at time. Williamson 's guitar is absolutely fantastic. A sound that you would here over the next few decades. This album influences are far and wide: Sex Pistols, Johnny Marr, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Black Flag and many more. An album everyone needs to listen to.

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Wed Apr 05 2023
5

this is one of the greatest albums of all time. top 20

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Mon Apr 10 2023
5

Absolute banger of an album and really showed me some of the origins of bands I’ve liked throughout the years. The influence of the stooges is wider than I had thought. It also helped I listened to this album while driving around Southern California in a truck with the windows down. Felt like I was in Lords of Dogtown :))))

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Sun Apr 23 2023
5

C’est vra8ment du raw power. J’adore ca. 5

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Mon May 01 2023
5

Never heard anything by The Stooges before, but this album rocks.

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Thu Oct 26 2023
5

Still holds up. A nasty-sounding punk album with plenty of bite. Damn near perfect.

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Mon Mar 11 2024
5

In the rock n roll history there is very few album that carry a name that repsrent so perfetcly what the album is. Raw Power is what the Stooges are, sound like and look like, with this 3rd and final album (they are all in the 1001 albums list) they struke even harder than the previous. This magnetic piece of rock and dirt was produced by no other than David Bowie, a very good friend of Stooge's frontman Iggy Pop. Bowie save Iggy's life as he was in a downfall due to his crippling heroin addiction, by 1972 he was nearly homeless. After FunHouse (wich is more experimental and brutal) they fired their bass player (ironicly) because of his alcool consumtion (he will die because of it coupple years later). The rest of the band (exept Ron the guitarist) have troubles with substances and the band more or less disbanded in 1971. Its thank to Bowie that they regroupe with the addition of James Williamson to take the guitar part and Ron will be in charge of the bass (wich was kind of a downgrade). So that's the context chaos, drugs and Bowie, now what the album look like. The cover is a shirtless Iggy pop (classic), with some makeup and a glimmy underware. The album is definitly proto-punk, probably the first real 100% punk album before it was called punk, jsut the brutal riffs, the raw lyrics, the on stage antics and the global nihilistic attidute. The album is also way more hard rock oriented that the previous wich were more garage rock like. The album, especially with the look of of the banmd at that point, the guitar playing of Williamson and the fact that it was procuded by Bowie himself make it sound a bit Glam Rock. For me the album have 3 very songs they are: The tittle track Raw Power, an goo choice for the album name because it represent so much what the Stooges and this album is. The song have a persitent, loud and roaring riff, a cow bell that remind uis of I wanna be your dog, and direct lyrics. This song is the definition of proto-punk so doubt. Search and destroy, this one is probably the most interesting, a wonderfull riff suposed to sound a bit like a machine gun, and this time more inspireing about the vietnam war with illusion and images of violence. This song is a masterpiece proably of the best 70's song wich was cover and have inspired many many artists and real anthem of protestation. Gimme Danger, an accoustic song, also of the best in their carrer, with a slower and more backgroung electric riff, with brutal lyrics. Shake Appeal, with a more hard rock kinda sound and more simple lyrics this look like a glam rock version of their first album, i very like this song. The rest of the album is composed of: Your pretty face is going to hell, i like the riff on this one and Iggy hoarse voice and the tittle is cool and dirty lyrics that we are used to by now. Penetration have probably the simplest lyrics in the album, the song have a simple piano patern that strangely remind me of like Riders on the storms by the Doors or a text messasge alarm but with agressive riff and straight foward lyrics I need Somebody also contain accousitc guitar and Iggy's magnetic voice is really amplified by this. the song is pretty simple but still good Death Trip is the final song on the album nothing so particular about this one, straight forward lyrics, agressive riff its good but not as impactfull as other songs. Songs from this album have been coverd so many time my favorite are: Raw Power by Guns N'Roses and Search and destroy by RHCP. And countelss other artist have been inspired by this album, like Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Johnny Marr (Smiths), RHCP, Kurt Cobain, Nikki Sixx, Def Leppard, Dead Boys, the New York Dolls, the Ramones ect ect. Is safe to say that without the Stooges and this particular album, punk rock would be as great and rock n roll would have never been the same, for its huge influence and incredible tracks this album earn better than a lot of other reccord its place here.

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Wed Mar 20 2024
5

One of my all-time favorites. The Stooges and Raw Power are incredible.

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Tue Apr 02 2024
5

Absolutely legendary album. Crazy to think this came out in 1973. Iggy’s growling vocals and James Williamson’s hard rock riffs come together like a punch in the face!!

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Sat Apr 06 2024
5

One of my favorite rock albums, period. This is why Iggy is called the Godfather of Punk.

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Mon Apr 29 2024
5

Holy shit what an absolutely beast of an album. Cult success proto punk rock album, genre defining, and musical norm defying. Iggy Pop absolutely smashed the vocal performance on this album and the music is just so groovy and HEAVY. I wanna put on record that I listened to the whole 4 disc legacy edition instead of the standard 1973 release, thats how dedicated I am to the fanfare of this powerhouse.

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Wed May 01 2024
5

I like how this thing makes me listen to albums I love but have taken for granted for a while.

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Tue May 07 2024
5

I loved this one. Hard to describe, but felt both familiar and unique at the same time.

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Thu Jul 11 2024
5

This has never been the Stooges record I’ve reached for, so fierce is my love for the debut and Funhouse, yet all of these tunes present themselves in my deep memory. I’ve underrated this, a sublime version of an Aerosmith album.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Raw and dirty, like pissing in an open wound.

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Wed Mar 15 2023
4

Raw Power is an apt name for this. Great stuff. The guitarist has some fantastic licks. It's unfortunate he never really did anything else on guitar.

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Thu Apr 13 2023
4

- First time listening to a Stooges album - Thought I would like it, lived up to expectations - Massively influential album - Fav songs: Gimme Danger, Raw Power, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell

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Tue May 23 2023
4

This is kind of a weird album because people are highly split on what the definitive version of the album is. It's a real testament to the genius of this album that it could be so influential and fully deserving of its place on this list despite the fact that it...doesn't sound very good. I listened to the 1997 Iggy remix of this album, since the original version of the album sounds too thin for me. The Iggy version also has its problems, but I feel like it's closer to what they were going for than the original. It's also a great reminder of why you probably shouldn't put a spiraling heroine addict in charge of recording your album. Regardless, this is a titanic album in the history of rock. The Stooges represent this incredibly clear bridge between 70s rock and punk rock as well as having an influence on heavy metal. I prefer the two earlier Stooges albums to this one, but this album had an incalculable influence on so many pioneering rock musicians from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that it needed to be on this list. The podcast No Dogs in Space has a 5 part series on The Stooges that I would highly recommend if you find this album interesting 4/5

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Sun May 28 2023
4

Iggys mix is the definitive way to hear it. Made me realize how inspired music has been by the stooges. Good fucken album.

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Fri Jun 16 2023
4

Energy and ability. Definitely the spirit of punk.

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Tue Oct 03 2023
4

I feel like this album might be the best example of how rock music moved from the psychedelic to punk eras. Search and Destroy” is a furious and thrilling opening track and “I need somebody” had jammy and spacey guitar parts, but these don’t seem to be in conflict with each other. Not sure how much I would truly want to re-listen, which is keeping this from being a 5 for me.

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Mon Oct 09 2023
4

I think it's easy to take Iggy and The Stooges at face value, but that would be a mistake. This is a band that deserves the praise and near reverence it receives. Iggy Pop really understands what it means to use his voice in service of a song and his vocal versitility isn't so much in his range as it is in his impeccable ability to change his sound to fit the story of the song. Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton and James Williamson are in equal turns dynamic and grounded on an album that, while not a perfect album, still feels vital at 50.

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Sat Oct 14 2023
4

I preferred the Iggy mix version of the ones available

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Wed Mar 27 2024
4

It’s incredible that this album was released over 50 years ago because it still holds up as classic example of the early punk sound.

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Sat Apr 27 2024
4

Was surprised never listened to iggy before. Very good for the time. Great lyrics

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Wed May 08 2024
4

Testosterone is a hell of a drug. This is a bad boy manifesto: sweaty, shirtless, wild, inebriated, dangerous. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. “Don't you try, don't you try to tell me what to do.” The music matches the brash, dirty, explosive energy of the braggadocios lyrics. The production is unrefined, uncontained, and immediate. Prowling, howling, growling. Raw and powerful. I never listened much to The Stooges, but it's immediately clear that many other artists did; their influence is obvious and wide. Some LOL’s: The title “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” …It just makes me laugh. In the official lyrics listed for “Penetration”: “[gibberish]” Was that a burp opening the titular “Raw Power”? Kind of sums up the vibe.

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Tue Jun 13 2023
3

I liked this more than I was expecting to.

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Tue Oct 24 2023
3

Listening with the proper historical context, it’s easy to understand why this record deserves attention. I’m sure it was one of the heaviest, ball-busting albums of its era. To these millennial ears, however, it sounds like the proto-punk record it is — big on sound and energy, less so on songs.

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Sat Nov 04 2023
3

Wasn't super familiar with the Stooges beforehand but holy crap it was like listening to the forerunner of so many 90s and 00s successful alt / indie rock albums. Tracks felt so modern despite being 50 years old. Pretty good stuff.

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Sat Jan 20 2024
3

First 2 songs were my favourites. The rest of the album is alright, got through it without wanting to turn it up or turn it off... solid 5/10

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Sat Jan 20 2024
3

Pre-punk punk for sure. Good stuff, but didn't connect a ton.

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Sat Jan 20 2024
3

I really like this album in theory – I love so many things about the Stooges, and it's a cool, progressive sound. However, I just don't enjoy listening to it so much. Maybe it will change overtime

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Tue Jan 30 2024
3

Nr. 113/1001 Search And Destroy 4/5 Gimme Danger 4/5 Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell 3/5 Penetration 3/5 Raw Power 3/5 I Need Somebody 4/5 Shake Appeal 3/5 Death Trip 3/5 Average: 3,38 Good, straightforward rock album.

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Wed Apr 24 2024
3

In the context of the time period this album and sound transformed music.

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Thu Jul 11 2024
3

Does exactly what it says on the tin

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Tue Jun 25 2024
2

The sound is like decomposing Chuck Berry. It's raw Punk. And a song like I Need Somebody is a compost heap version of the blues. It's cigarette butts in skunky beer. It's fine, but not for me.

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Mon Jul 01 2024
1

I didn’t do enough cocaine in my past to enjoy this album. It’s too frantic

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Thu May 13 2021
5

What else is there to say about Raw Power except that it’s fucking awesome?

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Wed Dec 09 2020
5

Iggy Pop and the Stooges are awesome. This album just cements that. Favorite tracks: "Search and Destroy", "I Need Somebody"

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Thu Jun 24 2021
5

Proto punk, hard rock classic. Search and Destroy is practically a perfect rock song. 9-10/10

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Such a great album. Shake Appeal is one of my favorite songs!

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Tue May 25 2021
5

5. aus Prinzip und weil er geholfen hat, die 60er zu beenden

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

Uno de los discos que más me han emocionado y divertido en esta lista. Todo muy disfrutable, pero la que más me prendió fue Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell. Mood: si fuera música para hacer el aseo, termino rompiendo todos mis muebles.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

Acabo de comprar a precio de ganga la edición que tiene la mezcla de Bowie y otro disco con el mix de Iggy. La mezcla de Bowie es la que escuchó todo mundo, la que ayudó a crear el template para el punk y, yo diría, el hard rock de los 80 (hair metal incluido). El segundo mix, el de Iggy, es una obra de arte. Un tratado sobre el ruido y como ocupar todas las frecuencias posibles del oído humano con guitarras. Cuando lo escuché hasta risa nerviosa me dio. Que ganas de tener 25 y querer morir y escuchar esto en las madrugadas.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Pompa come non mai! Evitare di ascoltare il mix a ricchione di David Bowie della Legacy edition.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
5

Absolutely raw and powerful. Punk at its best.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

Search And Destroy’s “I’m a streetwalking cheetah with a hide full of napalm, I’m a runaway son of a nuclear A-bomb” may be the best opening couplet of any first track from the 70's. I love every song on this record and consider it one of the most influential albums of my youth. It should have sold a trillion copies...

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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

Not a huge fan, to be honest

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

primitive and ferocious, muddy and brutal - a great album

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

Fantastic album. Raw Power is the perfect description. Punk with talent. Amazing.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
5

Brilliant, just brilliant. The opening line of the first song wins stars and that's before you even get into the totally in your face production, or the awesome collection of songs on here.

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Sat Nov 06 2021
5

Been playing the Iggy mix for years, never heard the Bowie mix until now. The Iggy mix pips it for me, just gels with the sleazy, dangerous vibe of the songs a bit more for me.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

Two Iggy albums in my first 15! And both 5 stars for me. Raw Power grabs you by the ears from the first song and never lets go.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

Love this album. Already owned it.

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Sat Nov 27 2021
5

Easily one of my favorite albums of all time every single song rules I would love to have seen them live during this time period. Funhouse is also a masterpiece and a classic. 5/5

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

A weird, spidery album that delves further into the late-night freakiness that Lou Reed initially tapped. Love it.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

What you've done wrong here lads is that you've written an album called Raw Power and not a single song is about SHACK. Massive oversight.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

Look at him though. He doesn't have any raw power. Absolute weakling. Pussy.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

Has never been surpassed, all guitar bands since is copyists

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

Instantly loved this and it didn't let up until the end.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Seldom an album title was so appropriate. This is raw and powerful start to finish, and it's loud AF; Even if you tried to lower the volume (although I see no reason to do such a thing) it still sounds loud, especially in the Iggy Pop mix. It was also ahead of its time, in the sense that almost none of the proto-punk albums showcase a fully formed punk sound as Raw Power does. For me, an absolute keeper.

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

It is so badass and thats that

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

I wasn't expecting this - it's brilliant! The title track owes a lot to white light/white heat, but wow! If you're in the mood for energy, the album title is about as descriptive as it gets. Iggy's bonkers but I love it. Compare this to yesterday's terrible Minor Threat album, why are they both on the list? The guitar is sensational throughout, way ahead of its time and very obviously influential. Why isn't James Williamson better known? This blows any punk album out of the water - and they got there first. Amazing. Note: play the Iggy 'violent' mix- Bowie's earlier mix sounds muffled and though still great, the Iggy mix is much rawer and more powerful.

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Sat Mar 12 2022
5

Punk-rock de Iggy Pop. Vinilo.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

Brilliant. This along with Kill City are my favorite Stooges albums.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Search and Destroy get's it a 5 star. I think Fun house is bit more edgy and raw. It boggles my mind all the time what these guys were doing in the late 60/early 70's.

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Sat May 07 2022
5

i swear to god this is one my favroite 70s album 5/5

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Mon May 09 2022
5

I think I prefer the Iggy Pop Mixes over Bowie, at least on Spotify. For an album called Raw Power, having it heavily clipped thematically just makes it feel more appropriate to the material in my opinion, but maybe with a good setup the dynamics of the Bowie mix are better, but there is some major ducking on Search and Destroy that is distracting. Regardless, the album is as advertised. Search and Destroy and Gimme Danger are awesome. The album just makes me wanna fuck shit up, destroy a park, drink a ton, and... you get the idea. I can see how influential this album was for punk for sure. Probably a 4 overall in listening enjoyment since the later tracks fall off a bit, but a 5 for importance.

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Mon May 09 2022
5

Raw Power is right, holy shit. A diesel engine. I know this is an intense thing to say, but this sound is so damn good, it's almost like, how can anyone hope to top it?

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Wed May 18 2022
5

As relevant and raw as it always was.

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