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Iggy & the Stooges: Raw Powerby Mick Rock
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Rock history is made right in front of the lens—a new, smaller format edition includes an interview with, and foreword by, Iggy himself
"Mick Rock is one crazy photographer. This is the shit." —Iggy Pop
When the Godfather of Punk met the Godfather of Rock Photography in 1972, the event spawned a series of photos of unique impact. Iggy and the Stooges had come to London in the summer of 1972 to record their seminal punk masterpiece Raw Power with David Bowie as executive producer, and Mick Rock was on hand to shoot the cover. The uncompromising images that emerged from that one unforgettable session at London's Scala Theater have now passed into rock history and are presented here in all of their gritty glory. More than 30 years later this superb collection of more than 200 of those photographs contains an interview with the subject conducted by the photographer in 1972.
About the Author
Mick Rocks career was launched when he photographed an almost unknown David Bowie in 1972. The two established an instant rapport and Rock went on to direct several of his music videos. His reputation as "the man who shot the 70s" was cemented with iconic images of Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and Blondie. His other collections include Blood and Glitter, Classic Queen, Glam! An Eyewitness Account, and Mick Rock: Exposed. Iggy Pop is an American singer, songwriter, musician, best known as lead singer of the Stooges.
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