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In 1972 Iggy Pop and The Stooges flew into London to record a new LP Raw Power. With David Bowie as executive producter, Raw Power proved to be an instant classic. During this time The Stooges, perpetually wasted, performed a single concert in London's Kings Cross. This whole crazed period of Iggy's phenomenal career was captured on camera by one man - Mick Rock. Containin ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Omnibus Press (first published 1997)
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Dr. Detroit
Oct 28, 2009 rated it liked it
If you have trouble slotting "coffee table book" and "The Stooges" into the same sentence, look away now. Mick Rock's photos do their best to capture Detroit's favorite sons in their natural element, but there's just no substitute for being there or even listening to the album from which this book draws its title.

By the time The Stooges got around to…well, “recording” might not be appropriate…howzabout wrenching “Raw Power” out of the howling vortex of their scrap-heaped minds, hearts, and souls
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Tomás Ford
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Put on Raw Power and have a flick through this. It's about as close to a Stooges concert as you're gonna get without them being there.

I'm not big on photo books - this one inparticular is a bit expensive for what it is, but I recieved it as a gift and it's one of my favourite presents I've ever recieved. One of the ultimate wouldn't-buy-it-myself-but-what-a-great-thing-to-get-and-how-did=you-know-I-liked-that-kinds of things.
Tosh
Dec 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Photographs by Mick Rock capturing the essence of Iggy via the eyes of David Bowie (of sorts). This is the second stage of Iggy and the Stooges - after their first two magnificent albums on Elecktra. They sort of lost their way, but Bowie breathed new life in Iggy - and he came up with another masterpiece "Raw Power."

Mick Rock captures the spare moments of this period where the future looked good - but like a good fairy tale, some bad stuff happens. Essential photo rock book!
Caroline
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
awesome photographs!!
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there's nothing much to read as it is mainly a photo book but it's great anyway
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Mick Rock was the man who photographed rock 'n' roll in the seventies, especially glam. He was the official photographer of David Bowie through all his personas.

A photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Mu
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