Stooges – Raw Power 1973 U.S. LP


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Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1973 U.S. pressing of Raw Power, the third album by the Stooges.

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Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of Raw Power by the Stooges.

About this copy: This copy of Raw Power is a 1973 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

The cover is VG with moderate general wear, but no splits.  This is the first cover with the red Columbia logo on the cover.

The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits.

The disc is VG++ with a few minor scuffs from the heavy inner sleeve, but no significant marks.  It’s a clean disc that has had relatively little play.  A price has been written on the side two label in ballpoint pen.

A nice copy of a classic LP that is very hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: Released in 1973, Raw Power was the third album by the Stooges.

The album reached #182 on the U.S. album chart. gave Raw Power a 5 star review:

In 1972, the Stooges were near the point of collapse when David Bowie’s management team, MainMan, took a chance on the band at Bowie’s behest. By this point, guitarist Ron Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander had been edged out of the picture, and James Williamson had signed on as Iggy’s new guitar mangler; Asheton rejoined the band shortly before recording commenced on Raw Power, but was forced to play second fiddle to Williamson as bassist. By most accounts, tensions were high during the recording of Raw Power, and the album sounds like the work of a band on its last legs — though rather than grinding to a halt, Iggy & the Stooges appeared ready to explode like an ammunition dump. …Iggy had never sounded quite so focused as he did here, and his lyrics displayed an intensity that was more than a bit disquieting. In many ways, almost all Raw Power has in common with the two Stooges albums that preceded it is its primal sound, but while the Stooges once sounded like the wildest (and weirdest) gang in town, Raw Power found them heavily armed and ready to destroy the world — that is, if they didn’t destroy themselves first.


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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
KC 32111
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in