My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.
There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk: every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Pop and his late-’60s/early-’70s band, the Stooges.
~Greg Prato (allmusic.com)
Live 2001 (30min)
I’m a little bit damaged in about 15 different ways, and it’s been nice that no particular damaged area has become a major issue. I’m a more than moderately healthy 65-year-old male who has gotten away with a lot of stuff.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Inducts the Stooges into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Iggy And The Stooges – Search And Destroy (Live in Sydney 2013):
|Birth name||James Newell Osterberg, Jr.|
|Born||April 21, 1947
Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.
|Genres||Punk rock, protopunk, garage rock,post-punk, hard rock, shock rock,glam rock|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums|
|Labels||Virgin, RCA, Elektra, A&M|
|Associated acts||The Stooges, The Trolls, The Nymphs, The Iguanas, Slash, David Bowie, Deborah Harry, Blondie, Tom Waits, Henry Rollins|
Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Iggy’s music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as ‘Iggy’ in high school, when he served as drummer for a local blues band, The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.
Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop’s songs have become well-known, including “Lust for Life”, “The Passenger”, “Real Wild Child”, “Candy” (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52’s), “China Girl”, “Nightclubbing”, “Search and Destroy”, “1969” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog”.
In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Stooges – live at Lowlands Festival, Holland in 2006 (71min)
- Top 10 The Stooges songs (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- Top 10 Iggy Pop songs (Ultimate Classic Rock)
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