Raw Power – The Stooges

27 Aug

When the Three Stooges entered a recording studio to record this, their final album, they could never have guessed the influence they would have on subsequent comedy acts, The Three Stooges. From their hilarious, falling on a banana peel gags to this, their final album, comedy would never be the same after Larry, Curly, and Moe recorded this, their side-splitting final album. Though their previous ‘Fun House’ was a respectable effort, here comedic genius David Bowie adds his charm as lead jokester Iggy Pop merrily sings: “I’m a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm, I’m a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb/I am the world’s forgotten boy, the one who searches and destroys”. It would later become a perfect statement of intent by a band whose intent was more compelling than anyone else’s, though here is pure hilarity.

“Gimme Danger” is one of the darkest ballads ever written. Scott Asheton is a great drummer. His late brother Ron was more suited to guitar. His bass playing isn’t very good. You can hear it all come together on “Raw Power”.

Star rating: 4/5 stars




4 Responses to “Raw Power – The Stooges”

  1. chelsea August 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Raw power, honey, just won’t quit…

  2. Paul T. August 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I’ve never heard the album, but I enjoyed the review (as usual).

  3. skier28 August 28, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    I dig this review…come on man, where’s the love for Shake appeal????

  4. Sara August 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Really neat bobby… dead on as usual… hope u get FP!

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