It was released on February 7, , by Columbia Records. The album departed musically from the "groove-ridden, feel-based songs" of the band's first two records in favor of more anthemic hard rock while featuring guitar and songwriting contributions by James Williamson. Though not initially commercially successful, Raw Power gained a cult following in the years following its release and, like its predecessor 's Fun House , is generally considered an influential forerunner of punk rock. After their first two albums, The Stooges and Fun House were released to little commercial success, The Stooges were in disarray: they had officially broken up, bassist Dave Alexander was fighting alcoholism , and singer Iggy Pop 's heroin addiction was escalating prior to the intervention of David Bowie. Pop later recalled, "Very few people recognized the quality of the Stooges' songwriting, it was really meticulous.
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I thought, my God, this is This is it. Things are not going well. Elektra had enough faith to finance a second Stooges album, this time hooking the group up with producer Don Gallucci. Piercing, spaced-out lead guitar strafes the track, Iggy reverts to his animal self, and the track collapses, spent, at
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The Stooges were a Proto Punk band from Ann Arbor , Michigan , active between and from onwards, who along with their fellow Michiganders MC5 proved to be enormously influential on the development of Punk Rock. The band's Signature Style was aggressive, incredibly simple proto-punk based around Ron Asheton and later James Williamson's heavy, hypnotic riffs, Scott Asheton's tribal rhythms and Iggy Pop 's awesomeness. One of the original Crazy Awesome front-men of rock, Pop was famous for his extreme behaviour during live concerts, which included rolling around in broken glass, smearing himself with peanut butter, performing without a shirt , inventing crowd-surfing and baiting and verbally abusing the audience. The Stooges, much like their fellow protopunkers the MC5 , only released three albums during their initial career. These didn't sell well but attracted a cult audience and were later Vindicated by History , recognised as classic Protopunk albums influencing countless Punk Rock , New Wave and Alternative Rock bands.
All radio stations Top radio Top favorites Countries Genres. Add to favorites. Raw Power is the third and final studio album by The Stooges. Though not initially commercially successful, Raw Power gained a cult fanbase in the years following its release and, like its predecessor 's Fun House , is generally considered an influential forerunner of punk rock. Iggy produced and mixed the album by himself; unfortunately, his botched first attempt mixed most of the instruments into one stereo channel and the vocals into the other, with little regard for balance or tone quality.