Iggy Pop – Documentary

(Photo by Cormac Figgis)

Taking his cue from Duane Eddy & Bo Diddley records James Osterberg derived his stage name from his time as drummer with high school band The Iguanas. The Stooges were officially unleashed on the world with their self titled debut album in 1969, the same the month as Woodstock. The antithesis of flower power, Iggy Pop and brothers Ron & Scott Asheton had given birth to a new music. Punk before punk.

This documentary from 2004 traces Iggy’s life through The Stooges and his solo career while also shining a light on the enormous musical legacy of a peerless performer and musical progenitor.

New album Ready To Die sees Iggy reunited with guitarist James Williamson for the first time since 1977’s Kill City, original Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton having died in 2009. Ready To Die by Iggy & The Stooges is out now on the Fat Possum label.

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