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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

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Iggy's on-stage drop backs

Iggy's on-stage drop backs

Recently read Paul Trynka’s Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed.  It read like an E! True Hollywood Story script — in a good way.  I didn’t really know that much about Iggy Pop, his influence on music, performing, or his strong connections with David Bowie and The White Stripes.  Despite the many references to his eh-hmm endowment, a friend in the know informed me that it isn’t that impressive.  Sorry.

Fact:  Iggy Pop has followed a macrobiotic diet.

Fact:  Iggy’s dance and yoga-like stretching inspired Gerard Malanga’s infamous nudie photo.

Fact: Kurt Cobain said that “Raw Power” was one of his favorite albums ever.

Fact: David Bowie snorted an obscene amount of cocaine.

Fact:  Iggy, in line with a ridiculously high number of rock stars (or whatever), has/had a penchant for underage girls.

But still…

Iggy & The Stooges – 1969/”No Fun”

Iggy Pop “Bang Bang”

The Sex Pistols “No Fun” Iggy Pop Cover

The Stooges “I wanna be your dog”

Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” (Live)

David Bowie “Heroes”

David Bowie “Little China Girl”