A new film depicting the process behind [lastfm]Iggy & The Stooges[/lastfm]‘ album Raw Power is included in the deluxe reissue of the iconic punk album. The guy who took the cover picture (included after the leap) says the shot used to make music history wasn’t even one of his original favs’.
Read on to see if you agree.
Originally issued in 1973, “Raw Power” would go on to influence the punk rock movement and is included in Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.
Photographer Mick Rock, who also snapped album covers for [lastfm]David Bowie[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Lou Reed[/lastfm], recently spoke at a special screening of the behind the scenes documentary. Titled Search and Destroy: Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Rock said of the album:
“[The cover art] Gets voted in the top 30, 40 record album covers of all time, but at the time it was a loser.”
Rock went on to describe [lastfm]Iggy Pop[/lastfm] as looking like an iguana, and attributed this distinctive quality as being partly responsible for the cover’s resonance:
What do you think?
Iggy & The Stooges will perform this September at New York’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.
“Raw Power: Deluxe Edition” is currently available for purchase.
Here’s Iggy performing the song “Raw Power” in some high-waisted jeans: