Iggy and The Stooges album Raw Power, their third studio album is turning 50. The album is widely regarded as one of the most influential albums in rock music. Released in 1973, Raw Power cemented the band's reputation as pioneers of the punk rock movement. It established Iggy Pop as one of the genre's most iconic figures.
The album is produced by David Bowie and features a raw, abrasive sound. The songs on Raw Power are characterised by their aggressive, driving beats and Pop's distinctive, often unhinged vocals. The album's standout tracks, including "Search and Destroy" and "Gimme Danger". Energetic, hard-hitting anthems that have become timeless classics in the punk rock canon.
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Despite its raw, unpolished production, Raw Power received mixed reviews upon its initial release. Some critics praising its energy and intensity, while others criticized its abrasive sound and lack of technical proficiency. However, in the decades since its release, Raw Power is widely regarded as a masterpiece of punk rock.
Above all, The influence of Raw Power can be heard in the music of countless artists and bands, from punk rockers like the Ramones and the Clash to Nirvana and Soundgarden. The album's raw energy and rebellious spirit continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans. Making it a landmark release in the history of rock music.
In conclusion, Raw Power is a must-listen for fans of punk rock and anyone who appreciates raw, unbridled energy in their music. The album's impact on the genre cannot be overstated and its legacy continues to live on. The album cements Iggy and The Stooges' place in the pantheon of rock music legends.
Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power turns 50. Therefore for the rest of the month of February we have a sale of 10% off on all Stooges/Iggy Pop merchandise. Use code: RAWPOWER50