Iggy Pop could for intensive purposes be considered an early prodigy of the Punk genre but when interviewed he states he really doesn't care much for punk rock.

'Raw Power' LP, Wikipedia

Sometimes it's hard to tell if he's really serious but like it or not, The Stooges album 'Raw Power' is known as the earliest and strongest catalyst that influenced Punk.

'Raw Power' was their third studio release but the first one labeled with Iggy's name along side The Stooges.

Funny how this works sometimes as critics thought the album was great but sales were weak, usually it's the other way around. it did make it in the Top 50 in the U.K. but struggled to get in the Top 200 in the U.S.

Iggy & The Stooges 2013, YouTube




Original LP Track List:

  1. "Search and Destroy"
  2. "Gimme Danger"
  3. "Hard to Beat" (retitled "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell")
  4. "Penetration"

Side 2

  1. "Raw Power"
  2. "I Need Somebody"
  3. "Shake Appeal"
  4. "Death Trip"

Released in the U.S. February, 1973 and June, 1973 in the U.K. charted at #182 (U.S.) and #44 (U.K.).

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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Iggy & The Stooges performing,"Raw Power"