In 1972 Iggy Pop & The Stooges flew into London to record a new LP Raw Power. With David Bowie as executive producer, Raw Power proved to be an instant classic. During this time The Stooges, perpetually wasted, performed a single concert in London s Kings Cross. This whole crazed period of Iggy s phenomenal career was captured on camera by one man Mick Rock. An unparalled document of Iggy at the height of both his musical powers and his legendary excesses. Raw Power also serves as a unique visual diary of the heady times which produced one of rock music s most enduring recordings whose famous cover shot captured by Mick Rock is now indelibly established in modern pop iconography. SELLING POINTS: Contains over 200 amazing photographs as well as interviews, conducted between Mick Rock and Iggy Pop in 1972. Originally published by Creation Books in 1999, this new edition with a foreword by Mick Rock and Iggy Pop contains extra previously unseen images and entirely new textual and photo layout.
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It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.
The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off of the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intense. His focus always total. A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent photographs rock music has ever seen. To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.
Let us not mourn the loss, but instead, celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.
Photo: Nathalie Rock