While Iggy Pop's first two solo albums earned plenty of press (thanks in part to the participation of David Bowie), they didn't sell especially well, and in 1978 RCA Records offered Iggy a fast and painless way to deliver the third and final album on his contract - they proposed he make a live album, and gave him a $90,000 budget for the project. Figuring this might be his last paycheck from a record label for a while, Iggy assembled soundboard tapes from three dates on his 1977 tour, spent $5,000 doctoring them at a studio in Berlin, and pocketed the rest. This album is overflowing with sheer 'Raw Power' and to steal a phase from Ig, it is 'Rock 'n' roll with no side effects'. Recorded in March of 1977, it includes tracks from gigs in Cleveland Ohio and Chicago Illinois, and features David Bowie on piano, other tracks are from a gig recorded in October 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri, by which point Bowie is replaced by Scott Thurston.
LP - 180 Gram and download card. Cut from analog tapes. Mastered by Robert Vosges at Capitol Mastering.