This is what destruction sounds like. Whether that’s self-destruction or not was the question of the day when this album came out. Was this a band falling apart or a band just getting it together? Guess it depended on who was listening. For a slew of future punk rockers who claimed Raw Power as an influence, this was a band that knew how to make destruction sound good. Iggy’s vocals are so tight, so intense and the music so overlayed with noise and distortion and you may think that sounds like a mess, but it works.
I’m not going to pretend this isn’t an ugly album, because it is. But punk rock was never meant to be pretty.
Favorite song: Search and Destroy
The interesting history of Raw Power
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