October 24, 2008

"This is Iggy."

photo by Richard E. Aaron on flickr. is there anyone more photographable than iggy?

Confession - I have not listened to The Stooges. Will I now be stoned to death by outraged mp3 bloggers? Or is there a kind soul to take me aside, and calmly say, "you must listen to this"?

In any case, I like Iggy's solo stuff. There are a number of tracks I really like off of Lust for Life, and this one from The Idiot, "Dum Dum Boys," has been kicking my ass lately. All you need to make a good rock song is a good guitar line and repetition, repetition, repetition...

[Bonus Onion article on Iggy]

Iggy Pop - Dum Dum Boys [The Idiot, 1977]


jessica petunia said...

Well, "Search and Destroy" is a classic for a reason. So there's a start.

And speaking of which, I just heard a weird remake of it by Andrew Russo using keyboards and a male soprano... you can hear a clip here: http://www.russocentral.com/music-4.html.

I got to see the Stooges this summer and it was a life-changing show.

That's my two cents!

Peter Robinett said...

"You Better Run" is delightfully offensive:
"Oh Mr. Pop, you don't have to rape me because I loooooove you!"

mcvmcv said...

thanks for the suggestions... i'm gonna check out those songs you guys mentioned.

Justin said...

Don't forget to catch Iggy's acting work on Adventures of Pete and Pete. Classic.

Marilyn Roxie said...

I listened to Iggy's solo stuff *way* before I heard The Stooges; my favorite song of his is still "Run Like a Villain" from Zombie Birdhouse, I think. The freaking greatest Stooges song is "Down on the Street" from Fun House! http://www.last.fm/music/The+Stooges/_/Down+on+the+Street

Dan said...

thanks marilyn, that's good stuff.