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Iggy Pop and the Stooges Documentary

Posted on the 13 December 2013 by Calvinthedog

Nice! Some say he was the original punk rocker. Maybe so, but it’s a close call between him, Lou Reed, John Cale (The Velvet Underground) and really Jim Morrison and the Doors. Actually a good case can be made that Jim Morrison was the first punk rocker.

I really think that Iggy took a lot of his inspiration from Jim Morrison. I have heard that after Jim died, the Doors asked Iggy to be their lead singer, but he turned them down.

The band reunited recently, and honestly, they sound better than ever. That’s quite a sound they have – it is mostly those two Asheton brothers, one on strings and the other on drums – that makes the whole sound right there to be honest. Ron Asheton died a few years back in 2009 at the age of 51 of a heart attack.

Iggy is actually a highly intelligent Jew from Detroit – James Osterberg. His senior class in high school voted him most likely to be President of the United States. He never got voted President unfortunately, although I would gladly vote for him. Instead he was the King of Punk Rock, which is actually a lot better than being the President of the United Snakes when you think about it.

I don’t like Iggy cutting himself onstage with broken glass, but if you ask him about it now, he says he “had problems” back in those days, and that is why he did all that crazy stuff.

Hey! It’s only rock and roll!

But I like it…


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