Iggy Pop May Reunite Stooges' Legendary <i>Raw Power</i> Line-up

BY Josiah HughesPublished May 21, 2009

Proving that nothing, not even a stolen tour bus, can hold him down, Iggy Pop has revealed that he may be reuniting the original Stooges line-up, which played on the band's now legendary third album, Raw Power in 1973.

When the Stooges reunited for a tour last year, they didn't touch the album because they were missing Power guitarist James Williamson. When the band initially recorded Raw Power, they added Williamson on guitar, with original guitarist Ron Asheton moving to bass, and changed their name to Iggy and the Stooges. When the album came out and flopped, the band dispersed.

In an interview with The Australian, however, Pop spoke fondly of that line-up, saying, "There is always Iggy and the Stooges, the second growth of the band."

Pop then added that he is seriously considering taking the album on the road. "I had a meeting in L.A. last week with James [Williamson]," he said. "It was the first time we had seen each other in 30 years. So we talked about doing something together. Raw Power would be the repertoire."

Naturally, Minutement bassist Mike Watt will remain on board, as Ron Asheton tragically passed away earlier this year.

The Stooges released their last album, The Weirdness, in 2007.

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