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Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells; Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power

Simon Frith, Let It Rock, August 1973

SOME RECORDS GET so much critical attention that I can’t listen to them blind, can’t ignore other opinions. So, according to John Peel Tubular Bells represents "the first breakthrough into history that any musician regarded primarily as a rock musician has made." And Dave Marsh argues that Raw Power is already "the best album of the ‘70s" – Iggy has "summed everything up and it took him only nine songs to do it."

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