Raw Power

The Stooges - Raw Power
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1973 Ratings: #8 / 100
User Score
Based on 266 ratings
1973 Ratings: #3
February 7, 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Protopunk, Hard Rock / Genres
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[SJO Counter: 33]

“Raw Power” Yeah, no shit Sherlock.

Adding to the list of historical musical trends that I’m not the biggest fan of other than 90s grunge, there’s the 70s Punk and Hard Rock wave. I don’t really know why 70s hard rock isn't necessarily my cup of tea. I guess I’m just not interested in it all. With Raw Power, it’s definitely a solid classic Stooges record with lots of intensity, but it’s not that great in my eyes.

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Let me sink like a smooth river stone
An illusion of solid and smooth perfection
Yet a mere chunk of matter
The result of many falls and stumbles
Years of immersion at the surface
Of a relentless and powerful stream

Number 33:

Hot Take time: this sucks. The STOOGIES (that’s what I call them) create such a boring sounding album topped off with Iggy Pop’s whiney voice, and you have something that, just isn’t for me. IDK, I should probably listen to this again, but as for now, no thank you!
Raw and powerful, perfect naming for a perfect album
Whatever you do, don't listen to the David Bowie mix. Automatically lowers it so a below average album. I promise.
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Added on: March 15, 2013