* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic
* BrokenBase: In 1997, Iggy remixed ''Music/RawPower'' and made it '''A LOT LOUDER AND HEAVIER''' (technically speaking, it is the loudest album '''''EVER''''') in response to fans complaints that [[Music/DavidBowie David Bowie's]] rushed original mix was too thin. A lot of people came crawling back to the Bowie mix. On the other hand, some fans thought the mix, even as punishing as it was, was more faithful to Iggy's original vision.
** The base is much less broken over the remaster of Iggy's remix, available on a 2012 vinyl release. This eliminates the LoudnessWar tendencies of the original remix and probably comes the closest to sounding how the album was intended to sound all along. Perhaps a case of KeepCirculatingTheTapes.
** Also, in reality, the 1997 ''Raw Power'' isn't quite the loudest album ever (though it may be the loudest release by a well-known rock band on a major label); Music/TheAxisOfPerdition's full-length début is 0.1 dB louder than it, mostly because the band didn't know what they were doing when mastering it. Additionally, Music/{{Merzbow}}'s ''Venerology'' is probably also louder; it has an RMS value of '''''0.00 dB''''' on "I Lead You Towards Glorious Times", which may be the loudest song ever pressed to CD, and the other tracks aren't far behind (for comparison, the average RMS value on the ''Raw Power'' remix is around -2.4 dB, with the worst offender being "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" at -0.94 dB). Some of Merzbow's other releases from around the same time (particularly ''Pulse Demon'') weren't much quieter.
* CoveredUp: Iggy's 1977 song "China Girl" from ''Music/TheIdiot'' (co-written with Music/DavidBowie) is much more well-known as a 1983 single by Bowie. The covering up was ultimately pretty beneficial to the original artist, which may have been the point: Iggy Pop was nearing bankruptcy and struggling with addiction at the time, and receiving substantial royalties for the Bowie version helped him out financially.
** To a certain extent, Music/SexPistols' cover of "No Fun."
* CoverVersion: One of many bands to make "Louie Louie" their own.
* CrazyAwesome: Iggy Pop.
* EpicRiff: Several, but "I Wanna Be Your Dog" from ''Music/TheStoogesAlbum'' probably takes the cake.
* EvenBetterSequel: ''Music/FunHouse'' is a notable aversion to the SophomoreSlump, being considered much better than their debut. If ''Music/RawPower'' isn't a Stooges fan's favorite album, it's usually this one.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The band pretty much launched PunkRock in Britain, along with fellow American bands The Music/VelvetUnderground and The Music/NewYorkDolls.
* HilariousInHindsight: During his junior high school days, Iggy was voted "Most likely to succeed" by his classmates. Well, he and the Stooges did play a key role in kickstarting [[PunkRock an entire music genre]].
* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: How some fans felt about the ''Raw Power'' remix.
* MomentOfAwesome: Numerous - right up to their legendary final show, which music critics have likened to a snuff film - but Iggy essentially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR2rl_OVcl4&t=3m30s inventing crowd-surfing]] stands out and provides one of the band's most iconic images (4:14).
* NightmareFuel: For the love of God, DON'T listen to "We Will Fall" at night...
** "L.A. Blues" is a veritable goldmine.
* VindicatedByHistory: Their albums flopped on release and they were generally hated by critics, but all three of the band's original albums were in ''Rolling Stone's'' list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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