Sonic Gems: Iggy Pop & The Stooges – Raw Power

Playing a very raw, primitive style of rock that is now often called proto-punk, Iggy and the Stooges formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967.  The band consisted of vocalist Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander.  The band was renown for its confrontational performances including self mutilation by its front man, Iggy Pop.   Music like any art has a highly subjective art.  There can be no doubt this band was instrumental in the development of punk rock, alternative rock and heavy metal.  The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

Their third studio album was released on February 7, 1973.  Although initially, the album was not a commercial success, it now has cult following and is regarded as seminal th the development of punk rock.  Aloha Promises Forever rates this album a seven out of 10.

You may listen to Igg Pop & The Stooges’ Raw Power here:


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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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