Album: Raw Power
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A lot happened between 1970’s Fun House and 1973’s Raw Power.
For one thing, The Stooges broke up, because their two Elektra albums had tanked and folks were battling substance abuse, most significantly Iggy, who had discovered heroin. As you do.
Luckily, with the help of an obscure British rocker called David Bowie, Iggy kicked smack, and signed a contract with Columbia Records. As you do. So with guitarist James Williamson, who’d joined the Stooges as a second guitarist as everything was falling apart — kinda like Pat Smear in Nirvana — Iggy went to London in order to record what was originally going to be his solo debut.