Now that the Stooges are finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a certain classic lineup has reunited, Iggy Pop, James Williamson, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, (and their record companies) have realized that it’s a perfect time to drop an epic reissue package surrounding their 1973 masterpiece, Raw Power. Though the Legacy Edition — which includes a remastered copy of the original record, a David Bowie-mixed version, and a vintage recording from a live show — drops tomorrow, we’re particularly looking forward to the Deluxe Edition that’s due out later this month, as it also features a DVD: The Making of Raw Power.
With commentary by the likes of the Smiths/Cribs/Modest Mouse’s Johnny Marr, Iggy, Henry Rollins, rock photographer Mick Rock, and many more, I can’t think of a better way to ruminate on one of the most influential albums in rock history. We have to a wait a few more weeks to check it out, but in the meantime, here’s an 8-minute teaser video of footage from the forthcoming DVD.
Watch the Iguana and friends talk Raw Power below: