Archive Cinema City 2012.

Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Year: 2010
Duration: 45 min

Director: Morgan Neville

Cast: Scott Asheton, Clem Burke, Bruce Dickinson

Programme selection: MTV presents: Burn Planet Rock



The members of The Stooges - drummer Scott Asheton, guitarist James Williamson and front man Iggy Pop - also look back on their magnum opus, with some surprising musical analyses of the songs, and of the rise ("We were a working band without work") and fall of the band. In addition to the interviews, the film contains footage of the reunion concert The Stooges played in 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although Iggy Pop's legendary body is finally beginning to show signs of his advancing years, the songs on Raw Power have clearly withstood the test of time with flying colors. The film also presents a lot of footage and photos from the glory days of The Stooges, when - according to rock critic Lester Bangs - they were still "the sound and look of the future."


Morgan Neville is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who specializes in history and cultural subjects. Through a series of films on important music subjects (including The Brill Building, Sam Phillips and Sun Records, Nat King Cole, Brian Wilson, Leiber & Stoller, The Highwaymen and Burt Bacharach), Neville has documented stories of songwriters and producers who helped shape 20th-century music. Neville has also produced various projects for cultural institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum. His company, Tremolo Productions, is based in Los Angeles