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.Wikipedia
This will always be a great listen it hits u right in the dick
Great Album. I think the Iggy Pop mix is superior to the David Bowie mix. It's much more raw and dirty.
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
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.
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.
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!!!!
Best tracks: Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, Shake Appeal, Raw Power
Pure raw punk
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.
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!
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.
Raw and dirty, like pissing in an open wound.
What else is there to say about Raw Power except that it’s fucking awesome?
Iggy Pop and the Stooges are awesome. This album just cements that. Favorite tracks: "Search and Destroy", "I Need Somebody"
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.
Proto punk, hard rock classic. Search and Destroy is practically a perfect rock song. 9-10/10
Such a great album. Shake Appeal is one of my favorite songs!
5. aus Prinzip und weil er geholfen hat, die 60er zu beenden
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.
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.
Pompa come non mai! Evitare di ascoltare il mix a ricchione di David Bowie della Legacy edition.
A more polished Stooges
Absolutely raw and powerful. Punk at its best.
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...
Not a huge fan, to be honest
primitive and ferocious, muddy and brutal - a great album
Fantastic album. Raw Power is the perfect description. Punk with talent. Amazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love this album. Already owned it.
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
loved every second of it
A weird, spidery album that delves further into the late-night freakiness that Lou Reed initially tapped. Love it.
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.
Look at him though. He doesn't have any raw power. Absolute weakling. Pussy.
Has never been surpassed, all guitar bands since is copyists
Instantly loved this and it didn't let up until the end.
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.
It is so badass and thats that
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.
Punk-rock de Iggy Pop. Vinilo.
Yup. been thur done dat
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.
Brilliant. This along with Kill City are my favorite Stooges albums.
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.
i swear to god this is one my favroite 70s album 5/5
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.
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?
As relevant and raw as it always was.
An all time fave.
Najviše punk od prva tri stoogesa. Pogotovo u ovom iggyevon agresivnom miksu.
This week has been intense - great album after great album - I cannot keep up. Another of my all time favourites - blisteringly violent, sexy, cool, with Iggy's infinite swagger, and the Stooges' perfect magic in a bottle proto-punk. I don't think the essence of this record can ever be replicated by anyone except alas the original members together in the same room. All three original Stooges albums are perfection personified.
Iggy Pop was the best unrestrained junkie frontman ever. This album is so unhinged for its time. "Raw Power" is an anthem. Standout tracks for me are "Penetration" and "Death Trip".
The boys from Ann Arbor showing us that they know how to ROCK. No complaints, no fat. Just good fucking jams.
I listened to the 1997 Iggy Pop remix and the Bowie mix. The Bowie mix certainly hides how loose some of the performances are but the Pop mix is the superior mix. As for the album, appropriately named and exciting to listen to. Worth the time of any guitar rock lover.
This hits every note. A Classic
Raw Power is the perfect title for this aggressive, bullish and frankly excellent piece of glam rock meets punk. Loud, brash and on the verge of some sort of breakdown.
Iggy is a legend. Love this sound
I love this album. Just a great rock album. Some of the best songs The Stooges/Iggy would ever put out. Dirty, primal energy in spades.
the name is very appropriate, raw, sexy
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Best Tracks: Search and Destroy; Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell; Raw Power
Solid damn proto pu k with a mean damn edge to it.
The album title says it all.
Kurt Cobain's favourite album. In my top 50. 5/5.
I'm a bit late putting my review in today, so I did something I don't normally do, and had a squizz at what other members of my group had already said. I confess, I had expected Shawn would be thinking "what is it this week with all of these noisy records? Does nobody know how to play their instruments properly any more? This is not to my taste". How wrong I was! He dug it, and I feel chastised for my lack of faith. I love the Stooges. "I wanna be your dog" was probably the cover my old band played more than any other. Our attitude and stagecraft had a fair amount of Stooges in it (not to the point of cutting ourselves with broken glass and smearing our chests with peanut butter, but there were quite a few on-stage fist fights, and lost of getting into altercations with the audience). This album is classic, classic Stooges, and, probably has some of the best written songs in their oeuvre. The attitude is fast and loose, and they are rocking out fiercely, but there are proper songs in there under the sneer and fuzz. Search and Destroy, Gimme Danger, and Shake Appeal are probably my favourite tracks. Love this record. Man, I should go play it again, really loud, right now!
I really did not discover this record until the late 70’s, when punk exploded on the scene. It was then I fell in love with the first 3 Stooges albums, particularly this one. Read Danny Sugarman’s Wonderland Avenue to find out what a crazy bastard Iggy was in the late 60’s/early 70’s. No doubt Bowie’s remixing and James Williamson’s addition to the band played a big part in the beauty of this record. The Vietnam war was still raging & Search & Destroy is as good an opening track as you would hear in 1973. And, except for the more subdued pace of I Need Somebody, it’s full steam ahead for the rest of the record. Gimme Danger, Search & Destroy & the title track are highlights for me. My favourite Stooges.
Possibly the best punk record of all time. Every song is so direct, powerful and ridiculously catchy, with really interesting and sometimes eerie background instrumentation giving some additional spice
What an energy. What a raw power. What great riffs. What an absolute legendary album.
Raw Power not only marks the beginning of David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s incredibly fruitful collaborations, but a more streamlined and powerful vision for the Stooges. Each song hits with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, all crunchy guitars and nasty attitude-just as the purest punk should be.
10/10 one of my favorite punk albums while I love their first album, they definitely made a huge improvement with this one
A bit raw for me, but saved a few songs and clearly was a burner back in the day
Iggy and mixing seems to be a recurring theme. The full listen was the Iggy mix, and I went back afterwards to hear a bit of the original Bowie mixing. Gotta say I prefer the latter, at least from the few seconds of audio I listened to. Perhaps it's placebo, but the slicker production reads as definitely associated with Bowie. So I suppose the rawer mix is more punk, but something about the distortion combined with the arrangements grated a bit. Anyway, uneducated rambling aside, fun listen. Likely deserves a 4, but initial impressions win out.
Pretty adequately named album. Love the energy
Great cross of David Bowie and early punk
Scream iggy scream
Iggy can scream!!!
I didnt really care for Iggy Pop until i listenes to this. Its a cool mix of punk and blues that is unexpected. Iggy is so sleazy in a fun way. I liked almost every song and the band was fantastic.
rolling stones meets punk
The mix was a bit rough, but I guess it fits the style.
I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
Un álbum muy prendido (?). Iggy Pop siempre me ha causado una cierta fascinación, aunque no lo he escuchado mucho, pero pues mucho rock acá. Divertido, energético, a las letras no les puse atención, más a los sonidos, al "ruido". Mis canciones fav "Search and Destroy", "Penetration" y "Death Trip". 8.5/10
Rockzin daora, mas não faz meu tipo não.
Proto punk album per excellence. Raw power indeed!
4.5 + Comes on ferocious with blown out guitars and vocals that fling you in front of a stack of beaten up amps, thrashing around at some dank LA juke. This record captures the manic energy and the menacing immediacy of what I imagine Iggy Pop's live performance must've been like.
Forgot how heavy this sounded
Ciekawa pozycja na liscie, bo po pierwsze troche niepoprawne oznaczenie, bo przypisany wylacznie Iggiemu, a byl to trzeci i ostatni przed rozpadem albumik stoogersow, ktory w tamtym okresie dzialali juz pod nazwa Iggi i stoogerzy, ale to nie jedyne dziwactwo tej pozycji, poniewaz wystepuje on w conajmniej 2 mixach, pisze conajmniej, bo takie glownie sa dostepne w obiegu vynylowo cdkowym i na glowych strimingowych platformach, jak spoti, nie bede opisywal legend jakich sie naczytalem o tych mixach, ale w skrocie w 72 stoogery juz byly banda umierajaca, doslownie i w przenosci zwazajac na problemy heroinowo alkoholowe band memberow, to co nagrali nie chcieli wydac ludzie z menago, ale w tym momencie objawil sie iggiemu bowie, ktorego tak urzekla energia i autentycznosc tego co tworzyli, oraz oczywiscie menago ktory zweszyl dobry deal na takiej wspolpracy, ze postanowil im pomoc to wymajstrowac i tak zostal wydany albumik w 73, ktory znany jest jako bowie mix, lata mijaja, iggi wielka kariera grajka wystartowana wlasnie przez wspolprace z davidem, rok 97 to juz status legendy i dziadka punkowatosci, w tym momencie zostaje wydany iggowy mix raw powera, tak zostaje wydana wersja ktora byla odrzucana poczatkowo przez zarzady i co to tak w ogole zmienia, pokazuje to jaki wplyw mix ma na odbior danej plyty, ktora wersja lepsza, porzadniej wykonana z pewnoscia bowiego, nie mozna sie tam przyczepic do strony technicznej miksu, ale czy jako outsider grupy mogl on oddac ducha bandy tym materialem, a wlasnie to najlepiej robi wersja iggowa, pomimo wszystkich swoich problemow, miejsc gdzie glosnosc wychodzi tak poza skale, ze ciezko sluchac tego na sluchawkach, znieksztalconych gitarek, ktore chyba wszystkie na jednym traku miksowane byly, to jednak ma w sobie to cos, iggowa wersja zawiera takze "violentowe", choc caly material jest mocno brutalny sam w sobie, wersje gimme danger i your pretty face is going to hell, jesli wersja bowiego jest klasycznym rokowaniem, ktore mialo sie sprzedac, to iggowa wersja jest bardziej odpowiednia dla dziadziusia punkowego, bo lirycznie jest to jednak material o autodestrukcji wszelakiej, ciezko ocenic tak dwa rozne odsluchy, z wersji bowiego dodaje na plejke tytulowy raw power, a z popowej search and destroy, a gdybym mial wybierac miedzy jedna a druga, to raczej ta pierwsza bym wybral, bo 33 minuty to jednak ciezka przeprawa w niektorych momentach w wersji popowej
Liked this far more than expected. Always wanted to dive into a little Iggy Pop and this did not disappoint. I’d actually give this a listen again sometime soon.
This was tickling the bum of 4*. I like the style, the guitars, the singing. Works well for me. Actually, screw it. I am giving it 4 stars.
Really good and really raw. The actual version at least, the iggy remix in 96 is stupid. Apparently a marmite album too.
I wish I could listen to more than one album a day! This is clearly a fantastic album.
I'm quite annoyed it's taken this endeavour for me to realise how much I like Iggy Pop/Stooges. This stuff fucking kicks ass. I've wasted so many years, this music could have been with me my whole life. It's raw, punky, simple, energetic, and it rocks.
Never really listened to The Stooges. This album rules.
Iggy Pop and the fucking Stooges
Short influential album
A more appropriate album could hardly have been chosen. It feels like a force of nature caught on tape.
Iggy Pop es mi fav del punk, aunque según la Wiki es protopunk (????). Buen sonido anyways
Iggy Pop class. Probably a 4, defo a high 3. Search and Destroy is a classic.
Classic slice of garage-leaning rock energy. I love the sound, and I quite enjoy the sense of frustrated angst in the lyrics - though Iggy does bring a lot of that "baby baby baby ugh ugh gimmee some lovin" vibe, which I find one of the most laughable things about rock music. Tempted to say 3.5, but then I do fully agree that everyone should give this a spin, so I guess it's a 4!
Somebody gotta save my soul
I’d never listened to Iggy Pop before, I really liked it. Great guitarist.
The world needs more angry music
Pretty good, got a bit too much like Rolling Stones by the end, but will listen again
idk why i just felt like a 4
A pretty easy 4 to me. Still sounds fantastic today. I'm a little overdone on Search and Destroy but was happy that didn't seem to bring down my listen of the whole album.
Great listen - hard, fast, and raw but still dynamic. "Search and Destroy" is easily the class of the album and it is unfortunate that more of the album can't keep up by comparison. The music and energy/vibe are a 5 but the lyrics become repetitive and even plodding at times. I did also enjoy the bluesy feel of "I Need Somebody." Definitely worth repeat rotations though.
As the title suggests, this albums I pumped to the brim with energy and noise. Very fun and exciting power that comes from these tracks and manages to make some pretty catchy tunes. Definitely one of the best examples of hard rock/ punk music.
A really good pre punk album but I like more the Soloist Iggy
Great, will return
Wild stuff, I got to be in the right mood. Paved the way for Queens of the stone Age. Iggy's mix leaves no room in the mid range, real warm sound, kind of sounds like my speakers are on fire.
It definitely sounds like "raw power" Extremely loud, noisy, you can easily feel every single sound. The vocals like very raspy, kind of demonic? animalistic is probably the word that I'm looking for. Very noticeable on penetration. Not the biggest fan of I need somebody. I'd give it a 4.5/5
Great proto punk album! More like a 4.5
Fuck yeah! Listened to this album lots before, but this time it was EXACTLY what I needed. Most perfect album title for the sonic punch that lurks within.
Solid rock n roll album
Go Iggy Go!
A very good album. It really is 'raw power'. I guess that's where they got the name from.
Great album. Iggy is a legend
Raw and gritty. Great early punk album.
Better than expectations.
I love the Stooges, but this album is let down a little by the production. Great songs, but I prefer Fun House
Never listened to it while performing office work before. Still good.
Great punk classic, great for relistening
Look, I would give this album five stars purely for the line "Look out honey cos I'm using technology". I would even give it that if it was only that line, repeated for 34 minutes. Everything else is a bonus. Aside from that killer line, it's raw and it's powerful. The album is a clear path from the 1950s to the 1960s and then kicking and screaming into the punk era and beyond. I mean, this still sounded fresh back in the 90s. A classic.
I don’t know much about Iggy Pop. From what I had seen, I’ve always thought he was a stooge. Based on what? I don’t know really. The fact that he often has his shirt off while performing I guess? After hearing this album and reading up on Iggy, I have a new found respect for his career. The sheer volume of other artists citing this album, Iggy, and The Stooges as major influences is impressive. The album was originally mixed by David Bowie, who didn’t have a lot to work with. In what appears to go against many opinions, I much prefer Iggy’s 1997 remix of the album. Bowie’s mix is too clean and the volume fluctuations (e.g., Search and Destroy) are utterly distracting. Iggy’s remix is louder, more distorted, and at least one star’s worth more enjoyable. They say this album is the genesis of punk or something like that, and I can understand that. The album is also referred to as proto-punk, which is a genre I lazily wondered (see The Saints’ Eternally Yours) if I had invented. Yes the term proto-punk was already a thing. Here it is again, describing another album that I am pleasantly surprised I like.
Grondleggers van de punk 🤟
“It’s up there as far as punk goes, but it’s still just punk. I dunno” -IH
"Raw Power" is aptly named. I could not turn away from this while listening. I am anything but ambivalent when it comes to this type of music. Fortunately, this was a good one.
Had fun listening to this album and the two different mixes. I thought the original Bowie mix was the better version
Great album! Reminds me of my dad, some proper classic rock songs that i loved and will listen to again. Does show its age i feel but still a great listen.
Fällt mir schwer zu bewerten. Nice rauher Sound, schnell und roh. Hört sich an wie schon hundert mal gehörter Punk - aber halt von den ganzen Bands die nachher kamen
Obergeil. Hab ich noch nie gehört, nur einzelne Songs. Find ich mega! Rotzig, punkig, mega Gesang! Macht weiter so ;)
eh ganz geil
First time listening to this album that I can recall, and, wow, is it ever good. Truly. As I cycled through the tracks, I was glad I was aware of the fact that this album was recorded in '72 and released in '73, because as my listening mind kept recognizing the countless bands who sound like various elements of this album, I realize they are all bands who recorded much later, sometimes decades later. When I read about how influential this album is considered to be, I darn well believe it. Musically, there's so much to love here. Holy Schneikies, the guitarist, James Williamson, who also co-wrote a bunch of these songs, is AMAZING. Plus, what an interesting career in tech that followed. Read the Wikipedia entry on him if you're interested. Great album. So innovative, energetic, and engaging.
Enjoyed it, raw & grungy
Proto Punk. Garage Rock. Fuck whatever it gets tagged as. Let’s call it energy. Williamson’s guitar. Let’s not get into the mix debate (I listened to the Iggy mix). It’s nasty abrasive shit and I love it.
Good 33 minute album. Wish i could find the original one on spotify instead of the two mixed versions. Listen to the Iggy Pop version and not the Bowie Mix since did not know the difference. Solid 8/10 for a genre didn't listen to initially.
Meni je iskreno najbolje sta je Iggy ikad napravio pjesma Search & Destroy. Tak da smo krenuli jako, a nastavili dost dobro sou četvorkica
Nije previše agresivan za moja ušesa - to je super, baš onako kako mi paše, a i općenito kao ličnost mi je uvijek bio kul. Gimme Danger mi je njihova/njegova najbolja stvar, a ovaj album je baš onako kako ga je nazvo - sirovo snažan. Volim zvukove gitare na albumu, također što zna imat u nekim pjesmama kao da udara od neki triangl ili skriven piano? Cow bell? hehe. Tipa u Penetration. Ne znam. But nice touch indeed. Nije dugačak album, baš onako koliko treba trajati za ovakav žanr. Revolucionaran? Može se reći. Gimme Danger, I Need Somebody, Penetration su mi favoritne, iako se to može promjeniti svakim danom, osim Gimme Danger.
Classic US punk. Highly enjoyable
Picking up the mantle from bands like the stones and the velvet underground, the Stooges had a decadent seedy sound and unrepentant energy, and this album is no exception. Sounding like countless be garage bands from the sixties, the album title neatly sums up what's on offer. The guitar work is spectacular throughout.
Just right amount of punk. Kind of got repetitive in the middle but ended with a bang.
My second ever circle jerk was just before my 10th birthday. Again it was with the entire Chelsea first team and backroom staff. This time we went to the woods. The coach journey was wild and bristling with anticipation. Some couldn't wait and simply had a wank on the coach, much to everyone's enjoyment. The rest of us knew it'd be worth the wait and held on. I was wearing a mini skirt and feather boa and had my hair in a ponytail, as was the fashion at the time. I couldn't wait. It was over in minutes. Such was the attraction between us all as a group, we all shot our loads in no time. A glorious, triumphant climax fom the entire Chelsea first team and backroom staff all over my face and chest. Glenn Hoddle came on my back. Later, we went out for lemonade and I managed to spill some on myself. I couldn't tell what was lemonade and what was the entire Chelsea first team and backroom staff's jizz. I was soaked right through.
i feel like i've cheated with this album. on the youtubes there is a version called the 'Bowie mix' where the mix has been cleaned up and it is so much nicer to listen to than the original version i've got on cd. gonna rate it from this nice mix. yeah i know this version isn't quite as RAW or POWERFUL but what you gonna do? if you didn't enjoy the original i highly recommend this remaster.
It was ok, not a favorite
Me pregunto por qué he tardado tanto tiempo en escuchar un disco entero de Iggy Pop y no encuentro una respuesta reconfortante. El estribillo de "Search and Destroy" condiciona automáticamente a tu cerebro a querer más de eso, como cuando pruebas un bollo ultraprocesado rebosante de sabor dulce y umami. "Penetration" es desenfadada y carismática; me recuerda a su amigo Tom Waits por momentos. "I Need Somebody" es, casi con total seguridad, una de las canciones que han influenciado a Marilyn Manson; su ritmo me atrapa y yo me dejo atrapar con gusto. Estamos ante un álbum con carácter y genio. Un despliegue de poder crudo.
*The* proto-punk album. Pretty awesome
Ja gilla det!!
Pas fan du mix, mais l’attitude punk y est et l'énergie se fait bien sentir. Pièce préférée: Search and Destroy Chance que je réécoute: 4/5
Raw Power is definitely underselling it, this album blows the doors off. The Stooges are full on here, and it's joyous to listen to.
Short sharp high energy punchy insolence.
Great proto punk album
Great album, enjoyed it even more as it was directly off the back of Funkadelic!
I'm pleasantly surprised. I would describe it as something between Metalica and The Doors with a touch of punk.
Iggy, what a guy
Some awesome riffs and great vocals. Was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I saw Iggy play at a festival in Spain in 2006 and I had partaken in a lively pint drinking atmosphere that day so sadly can't remember too much other than it was pretty cool so I'm not sure why I've taken so long to go and have a listen. Solid 4 stars.
It was ok. But I wouldn't listen it with my free joice
Very loud Search and Destroy is very punk and I can see why this album is so influential Gimme Danger is my favorite song on the album
Very interesting, a clear influence on loads of bands I love. Some tracks sound like a heavier version of The Doors, other like the Sex Pistols with wierder lyrics. Overall, great, but not quite 5 🌟 for me.
This was a jaunty good time
Baow baow baow
big stooges fan. listened to the first season of "No Dogs in Space" which is a music podcast and their first season is about punk and their first series is a three parter on the stooges. Which obviously adds to one's appreciation of music. Search and Destroy is my favorite song here. But proto-punk is known for being relatively simple/DIY-esque and that's a big part of its appeal. So, even though this is the stooges third album, I wouldn't say they've really broken the mold with any of these songs, or done anything crazy impressive or made songs that are intricate/complex/deep. They've harnessed an attitude, distilled it into something sonic, and disseminated it. And it clicks with people (like me) because you can feel something there. Also, James Newell Osterberg jr (aka Iggy Pop) was really the first one to do this sort of thing and his influence in this scene is legendary for good reason.
Stevig zoals verwacht, wel wat veel van hetzelfde
Great sound, everything turned up to 11
The list is on a roll for once, it's been one 4 or 5 star classic after another this week.
Cool punk rock. Search and destroy. Gimme danger.
More enjoyable than expected (from simply looking at the genre), esp. there's some jazz bit!
Punky and dirty, lots of fun to listen to
I mean, it's a pretty good album. It definitely is raw power. A lot of good rocking songs. Very much an old school punk feeling. Nice raw vocals with some gut screams. Seems to be a great driving record.
Had some unimpressive moments but also some awesome guitar parts. You have to listen to this on high volume. 7/10
pretty good, definitely agree with proto-punk assessment.
Another album I love but that I haven't revisited in a while! Search and Destroy is the only song on this that's in my constant rotation, and for good reason. It's super fun, I love Iggy Pop's vocals on this, and it's easy to see how this influenced a lot of young punks with the guitar-work. I'm a really big fan of the riffs in the background of Gimme Danger. A good deal calmer than Search and Destroy, but still a fantastically fun song to listen to. The distortion right out of the gate on Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell scratches the itch in my brain that's been *asking* for something raw on this record. Iggy Pop's voice on this is also insane. Penetration's weird ass vocals are so fun. I also really like whatever the glittery little instrumental bit behind them is doing. A highlight of the album for sure for me so far. Honestly, Raw Power is a little tame for being the track that shares it's name with the album. I appreciate what it's trying to do, and maybe I'm too influenced by the harder stuff I listen to, but the only part that really works for me is the last minute or so of the track. I Need Somebody's guitar-work is fantastic, and I really like this track, especially compared to Raw Power for some reason! I think it strikes a balance between aspects of the album that I like really well. Again, Shake Appeal is a song I wasn't expecting to love again, but it strikes a good itch in my brain for distortion! Is it silly? God, yes, but I think it fits well with the rest of the album. Death Trip's got a lot of fun vocals, but something about it didn't really work as much for me as some other parts of the album. Maybe it was the length, everything else was pretty short, while this song clocks over 6 minutes.
This is NOT the 3 stooges
This project is funny sometimes. I hadn't heard this album before yesterday and now I have strong opinions about which mix is best (it's the Bowie mix). Best track: I Need Somebody
honestly kinda fun grows on me, couple misses, but solid to listen to
Wow. I loved it. Vibes of the doors for sure. Some great songs to add to my down the rabbit hole playlist