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Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power: Live In The Hands Of The Fans (video)

MVD Visual

This is the DVD and Blu Ray edition of a performance of Raw Power by Iggy & The Stooges‘ at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in September 2010, not long after the untimely death of founder member Ron Asheton. The CD edition included all eight songs (albeit reordered) from their classic third album alongside single cut “I Gotta Right,” and Alan Holmes‘ review of the disc can be read [post=iggy-stooges-raw-power-live-hands-fans text=”here”].

Leaving the musical content to the review for the most part, it’s worth noting that the sound on the video is excellent throughout, and the performance by the band is exemplary in its energy and vigour. James Williamson rejoins The Stooges onstage for the first time since 1973 to recapture his contribution to Raw Power, while Mike Watt continues to hold down bass duties which were originally taken on

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Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans

MVD Audio

This document of the reformed Stooges‘ performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties on 3 September 2010, seemingly shows the band to have not lost any of their visceral belligerence in the 37 years since the release of their classic third album. The CD contains versions of all eight of Raw Power’s songs (in a different order), together with lost single classic “I Gotta Right,” all played tight and fast just like on the record, but minus the superfluous plinky-plonk piano and with an extra dose of, well… raw power.

This must surely be just like being present at one of those legendary gigs back in 1973. Well actually, from the evidence of the recently released Georgia Peaches CD and of course the notorious Metallic KO, to say nothing of the many bootlegs that have flooded the market over the years, nothing

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The Stooges – You Want My Action

Easy Action

The Stooges - You want my action While a 4CD set of murky cassette recordings of the same set from four different Stooges shows during Spring 1971 is clearly only of any real interest to hardcore Stooges fans, why would anybody not be a hardcore Stooges fan?

The three holy relics that have sustained the Stooges’ reputation for the past thirty five years are in themselves perfectly realised works of unparalleled slobbering rock ‘n’ roll transcendence, but at the same time offer up unanswered questions – like what happened before, after, in between? Eyewitness reports of early Stooges shows tell of a far more abstract and experimental music than that eventually captured (moulded?) by John

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