Iggy and The Stooges’ Raw Power is not a record for audiophiles (apologies to you, discerning listener?); Raw Power is a record for true believers who know that music is sweat, contact, volume, highs, lows, transcendence. Yes, you can make great memories over well-balanced cocktails, where sweetness, acid and bitterness are all in harmony. You can make as great, if not better, memories over alcohol bombs that are way too spirit-forward, way too sugary, flavors clashing against each other on a suicide mission to get you hammered.
Raw Power is a volatile cocktail: It might make you vomit or convulse, or both. And you’ll never forget the feeling; you’ll want another one.