Monday, April 26, 2010
Raw Power: The Deluxe 2 cd version is out. As a matter of fact, its been out since April 13, so what the fuck are you waiting for?
David Bowie's original mix is cleaner, less distorted..and a bit too soothing for me. I kept waiting for the prim and proper golf claps from a British roundhouse after every song..unlike Iggy's mix where you're fearing for your life or jonesing for illicit action after every song... but I had never heard it, so I'll just say I'm glad to have it. I can't knock Bowie for it, he basically saved Iggy's life in the mid 70s then threw him a huge bone by recording and having such a huge hit with Iggy's China Girl in '83. Plus as you'll hear in the above video, he was only given 2 days to mix the album.
I really love the live show from Ga. included in this set...so raw..it takes the soundman/or James Williamson..(can't really tell whose fault it is)....three songs to get any live guitar level...and Iggy just vamps...makes fun of the crowd and..its creation of a genre right in front of your ears.... the punk meets the/ is the Godfather.
Just go get it.