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Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power: Legacy Edition

by Kevin Wierzbicki

There's no need to go into Raw Power's significance here; everyone from Henry Rollins to Kurt Cobain to members of the Clash and the Sex Pistols have already sung the praises of the eight songs it contains. The record was a commercial flop when first released in 1973 but it has turned out to have legs like no other title in the Iggy Pop canon. This 2-CD package includes a remastered version of the album and long time fans should be able to discern the upgrade, especially if up till now they've been eking out plays from a nearly forty-year-old vinyl copy. But far more exciting is the material that's found on the bonus disc---a previously-unreleased concert performance called Georgia Peaches. Recorded in October of '73 at Richard's in Atlanta, Georgia Peaches presents the Stooges at their primal best; wailing, snarling and bashing through half of Raw Power and five other songs. "Gimme Danger," a Velvet Underground-like number that simmers eerily in its original form comes to a full boil here and shows that the Stooges were just as adept at nuance (surprise!) as they were with bombast. Non-Raw Power songs include the lengthy "Heavy Liquid," complete with a ZZ Top-style boogie break, "Open up and Bleed" and the set's one throwaway, "Cock in My Pocket." Pianist Scott Thurston joins the line-up of Iggy, James Williamson and the Asheton brothers and his playing adds a sometimes glammy and sometimes jazzy quality to the set and he really pounds it out on "Head On." The quality of the concert recording is excellent, and an added bonus is the fact that you can occasionally here a catcall (and Iggy's retort) or comments from a cocktail waitress. Rounding out the Georgia Peaches disc are two studio cuts, a tribal chant and guitar freak-out called "Doojiman" and a second take on "Head On."

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