Search and Destroy (The Stooges song)

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"Search and Destroy"
Single by The Stooges
from the album Raw Power
A-side "Search and Destroy"
B-side "Penetration"
Released 1973
Format 7"
Genre Garage rock, protopunk, punk rock
Length 3:29
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Iggy Pop, James Williamson
Producer(s) Iggy Pop

"Search and Destroy" is a song by American rock band The Stooges, recorded for the group's third album Raw Power (1973). Lead singer Iggy Pop said that the title was derived from a column heading in a Time article about the Vietnam War.[1] In 1997, "Search and Destroy" (along with the rest of the songs on Raw Power) was remixed and remastered by Pop and Bruce Dickinson. The result was far more aggressive and stripped down than the original release, which had been mixed by David Bowie. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 468 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". In 2009 it was named the 49th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[2]

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  1. ^ Trynka, Paul (2011). Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed. Random House Digital. p. 136. ISBN 9780767927222. 
  2. ^ " music". Retrieved February 7, 2009. 

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