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Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Raw Power: Revamped only £2.99 @ HMV + Free Delivery + Quidco
Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Raw Power: Revamped only £2.99 @ HMV + Free Delivery + Quidco

Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Raw Power: Revamped only £2.99 @ HMV + Free Delivery + Quidco

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Though the Stooges were on the verge of breaking up at the time RAW POWER was recorded, it still comes across as (arguably) their most focused and powerful release. Former guitarist Ron Ashton was moved to bass and replaced by James Williamson, whose precise, razory playing makes RAW POWER the Stooges' most guitar-driven album. Scott Ashton drums up a storm, and Iggy yowls, yelps, drawls, and croons with a sense of menace that is both exhilarating and frightening. Though the album retains the reckless urgency and noise-happy chaos that defined FUN HOUSE, it strips away the swampy murk of that album with its trebly, metallic production. [paragraph here]
The songs work sexy, primal grooves ("I Need Somebody"), hopped-up boogie ("Shake Appeal"), reworked, adrenaline-pumped early rock & roll (the title track), and creeping, whisper-fueled come-ons ("Penetration"). The album's two best tracks, the spastic, take-no-prisoners danger anthem "Search and Destroy, " and the minor key, Doors-influenced "Gimme Danger" bristle with energy and the kind of sleazy, libidinous glamour that keep the true heart of rock thudding furiously. Aptly named, RAW POWER was the Stooges' third and final album, putting the cap on their small but hugely influential discography. A rock essential.

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Great album, good find.

This remixed version is much better than the original issue. Great Album.

Awesome Album. Play it as you're getting ready to go out on the town.

Good deal, voted hot :thumbsup:

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Good deal, voted hot :thumbsup:



Cheers flumpy. I gotta get used to your new avatar. I keep looking for a, er, big flump:-D

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Cheers flumpy. I gotta get used to your new avatar. I keep looking for a, … Cheers flumpy. I gotta get used to your new avatar. I keep looking for a, er, big flump:-D


Decided it was time for a change, something more seasonal :-D
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