UK: BMG celebrates the 50th anniversary of iconic Iggy & The Stooges album, Raw Power
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Breaking on to the scene in 1969 with their self-titled debut, Iggy and The Stooges were quick to establish themselves as one of the formidable forces in Rock ‘n’ Roll. Their ferocious energy and intense live performances would earn Iggy the well-deserved nickname the Godfather of Punk and solidify The Stooges as an early prototype for the genre.
On this day in 1973, Iggy and The Stooges released their third and final album Raw Power. While their first two album would garner a significant cult following, they achieved only modest record sales. It would be their third album which would be their seminal work and defining statement for the band.
Produced and mixed by David Bowie, Raw Power would mark the first collaboration between the duo. Raw Power would later be remastered by Iggy in 1996 with a grittier finish, both versions would become synonymous with fans over the years.
Speaking to Uncut magazine on the significance of Raw Power, Iggy said: “All three Stooges albums are equal to me. But Raw Power is the high-priced spread when you’re talking about The Stooges. That’s the big one.”
February 7, 2023 10:00am ET by Pressparty