Raw Power was formed in 1981 by Mauro and Giuseppe Codeluppi (voice and guitar). Since the beginning the band had great troubles finding a stable line-up. As a matter of fact, the only two members still in the band from the original line-up are the two founders-brothers. The vinyl debut LP "You Are The Victim" was released in 1983 through a small independent Italian label. In 1983 the band signed a deal with American indie-punk label Toxic Shock (Skin Yard, House of Large Sizes...). "Screams From The Gutter" (Toxic Shock 1985) was most likely their best album so far.