Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the May 2009 Issue of Stereophile!
If there's ever been an album that lives up to its title, this is it - Iggy and the Stooges' apocalyptic, high octane bombshell, Raw Power! At times this searing, end-of-the-world death platter - home to such proto-punk frontal assaults as "Search and Destroy", "Shake Appeal", and "Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell" - even threatens to surpass its beyond-appropriate moniker.
Although this incarnation of the Stooges imploded not long after its release, Raw Power became the LP that launched a million punk rock bands all around the world, leaving its flaming skidmarks on scenes from London to L.A. to Sydney.
Sundazed's high-definition vinyl edition of this primal rock 'n' roll beast features the legendary 1973 Columbia Records mix and includes its Mick Rock photo-adorned inner sleeve.
"Iggy Pop had dyed silver hair and a hard-drug habit when David Bowie took the rudderless Stooges under his wing and helped get them a deal with Columbia. "With Bowie," Pop wrote in his 1982 book, I Need More, "I didn't feel compelled to go to sleep every time something unpleasant happened." Under Bowie's aegis, the Stooges with new guitarist James Williamson, who co-wrote all the material with Pop cut this proto-punk-rock classic, originally issued in a cloth-eared-Bowie mix. But the wafer-thin sonics couldn't conceal the hellbent ferocity of "Search and Destroy," "Penetration" and "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell." - www.rollingstone.com
High Definition 12" LP
1. Search & Destroy
2. Gimme Danger
3. Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
5. Raw Power
6. I Need Somebody
7. Shake Appeal
8. Death Trip