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    Read a biog years ago which said he claimed to have developed his character from listening to sailor's conversations in some late night diner he worked at near the docks. Imagine all the other freaks he saw drop in. Was interesting to think of him intentionally putting together a persona. Nighthawks at the Diner was in rotation in my house when I was a kid. Somehow it seems like the perfect habitat for him. Am pretty neutral on him. Never really think to listen to his music.
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    Apparently the gamechanger was when his wife introduced him to Captain Beefheart's stuff. You can definitely hear it from Swordfishtrombones onward.

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    Just watching that c&c youtube I was thinking how much he looked like beef h. Especially when he stood up near the end.

    And luka disliking Waits is the most predictable thing in the world lol
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    Weirdly Iggy was on TV the other night (... Jonathan Ross is a terrible interviewer.)


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    Swordfishtrombones
    one of those albums I'd probably love to death if it just plopped out of the sky from some unknown artist but I just can't take listening to waits, for all the obvious reasons. it's almost troubling that I'm incapable of enjoying what is objectively an interesting piece of work but there are so many other more important things to be concerned about, so ultimately I don't care.

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    Ross is the classic ambitious British entertainer aping the American style but falling short because he ain't got the chops or pizzazz. Bargain bin shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by blissblogger View Post
    i read somewhere he is worth $30 million

    he's monetized his legend astutely and who can blame him really? deserves to live in comfort. i just wish he would keep his shirt on in photographs.

    yeah it's the $30 + p+p that is putting off making a bid on I Need More. i wish there was a pdf of it out there lurking.
    That doesn't really surprise me, after all he had a few chart hits in the 1980s (eg "Wild One").

    And "The Passenger" has been used for commercials in Germany etc.

    Saw him in a documentary two, three years back driving a very posh Ferrari.

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    ...and I still love his "American Caesar" album. Superb.

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    Always loved this vid. That organ...


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    Somehow my favourite Iggy Pop story is about the time that he went asparagus shopping with Florian Schneider, briefly related here, although "went asparagus shopping with Florian Schneider" more or less sums it up:


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    Time for another one of my tales from the past...

    I saw the first round of Stooges reunion shows in 2003, at Roseland Ballroom. I had low expectations, figured what the hell, might as well check it out. It was so much better than I could have ever imagined, this review from Variety does a good job of capturing the essence:

    All too often, fans of musical legends clamor for one last look at their icons only to end up on the wrong side of the adage “Be careful what you wish for.” The reformed Iggy and the Stooges, on the other hand, actually managed to exceed expectations in bringing the noise with the venomous intensity of their heyday — but without the narcotic ephemera that hastened the band’s demise.

    Any concerns about potential sonic flabbiness were dispelled in the first moments of “Down on the Street,” which remarkably retained all its revolution-for-the-hell-of-it vitriol — a sharp contrast to the campy staging the Rolling Stones displayed when playing the similarly themed “Street Fighting Man” on their recent tour.

    Iggy Pop prowled the stage with a physical abandon that suggested he might have a Dorian Gray-like voodoo doll stashed away somewhere — one that’s taken on the creakiness and infirmity he ought to display after three decades of onstage abuse. Still gymnast lithe at 56 — as evidenced by multiple stage dives and amp-top dance routines — Iggy can still raise goosebumps with nihilistic anthems such as “1969” and “1970.”

    No punches were pulled during the 75-minute set. Volume was pushed to near-pain threshold levels, with Ron Asheton’s guitar and Steve McKay’s abstract-expressionist sax seemingly soldered into a single metal-flaked entity. Asheton, who’s busied himself in Michigan-based cult bands since the Stooges’ initial implosion 30 years ago, belied his surprisingly mild-mannered look — that of a slightly less-disheveled Michael Moore — by wielding his instrument like a switchblade.

    Recent recruit Mike Watt held down the bass role with appropriate primitivism on both adrenalized songs like “T.V. Eye” and the downbeat elegies (a truncated “L.A. Blues”) that the band once referred to as reaching the O-Mind — a tabula rasa state of pure emptiness.

    Material — other than the title track of Iggy’s forthcoming Virgin album “Skull Ring” — was drawn exclusively from the first two Stooges albums. The Ashetons, it’s been said, put the kibosh on including anything from the band’s swan song, “Raw Power,” but the hole left by that omission was easily filled by the jack-hammered tones of an extended “Fun House” and two distinct versions of “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”

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    This is a good one.


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