“Iggy…had been dumped in some kind of backwater. Since his extraordinary ‘peanut-butter’ performance at a festival gig in the States [the Cincinnati Pop Festival, 13 June 1970] he had slipped from view, even there, and was in need of a new and fresh-hearted crowd. I pushed hard at [Tony] DeFries to also secure for Jim a gig in London during that same month [July 1972], again with an eye to making an album that would open up more European avenues for him. Although I helped on the Raw Power mix (the version I still prefer over the later remix – it has more wound-up ferocity and chaos and, in my humble opinion, is a hallmark roots sound for what was later to become Punk) we weren’t to get a full run recording together until 1976 with The Idiot.”
David Bowie, Moonage Daydream (2002), p. 61 (2005 ed).