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(New Musical Express)   Iggy Pop doesn't like punk rock and wishes people would stop blaming him for helping create the genre   (nme.com) divider line 73
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2013-05-25 02:48:32 PM
The LP was the follow-up to the their 2007 effort 'The Weirdness', which was released in 2007.

"The their?"

"2007 effort... which was released in 2007?"

That's some fine copy editing.
 
2013-05-25 03:34:38 PM

GreenAdder: That's some fine copy editing.


Journalism has officially died.
 
2013-05-25 04:31:09 PM
He would also like to mention the new line of well price and reliable Chevys
 
2013-05-25 04:36:16 PM
Well fark him if he doesn't like Avril Lavigne.
 
2013-05-25 04:49:50 PM
People who live in glass houses built by Dairy Crest Group plc shouldn't throw stones
 
2013-05-25 04:50:25 PM
Oh, sure...when my penis "falls out", the cops get involved.
 
2013-05-25 04:51:51 PM
Iggy was more the natural evolution from bands like the MC5 and Blue Cheer. Angry, upper Midwest urban kids rocking out electric blues. G G Allin wasn't punk rock either- he was the next extreme generation of this same lineage. As for the Ramones... same story but with a dose of New York doowop.
 
2013-05-25 04:52:57 PM
Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.
 
2013-05-25 04:54:21 PM

weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.


Cruise ship ads on TV 'Lust for Life'.
 
2013-05-25 04:55:04 PM
I like some "punk rock".  Early Ramones.  The first couple of Clash albums.  The first couple of Suicidal Tendencies albums.  The first few Bad Religion albums.

But punk rock bands have to grow and expand their sound.  All these bands did -- and I like their later albums better than their "punk" ones.  Of course these bands had to put up with self-righteous Punk Rock Fans who hated them for Selling Out.  But cacophony will only get you so far.
 
2013-05-25 04:56:17 PM
Put your shirt back on old man!
 
2013-05-25 04:56:46 PM

weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.


He has that one song, "Lust for Life", that they used to play almost every cruise commercial ever for a couple of years. However, "Search and Destroy" (with the Stooges) is usually the song that critics point to as the one that started his career.
 
2013-05-25 05:04:45 PM

redsquid: weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.

Cruise ship ads on TV 'Lust for Life'.


Jim Rome also uses it for intro, outro, and top of the hour bumper music for his radio show.  If he still even does it, haven't listened to Rome for a long time.
 
2013-05-25 05:06:43 PM
Maybe he is bored with it.
 
2013-05-25 05:13:24 PM
Years ago, I found a baby iguana in my garden.  Couldn't figure out how it got there, since they're not native to the area.  It lived in my various fruit trees and shrubs for a couple of months, then temperatures dropped and I didn't think it would survive.  So I caught it, which was real easy since it was cold and it turns out those things are solar-powered and heat-activated, and put it in a terrarium in my bedroom for the winter.  I named him Iggy Poop.  Other than that, I have no comment.
 
2013-05-25 05:16:20 PM
I kind of wish people would stop claiming him to be the godfather of anything. He sang over heavy blues rock and made a name for himself trying to be outrageous. He's terrible and so are the people who romanticize him. You. It's you who are terrible.
 
2013-05-25 05:16:40 PM

redsquid: Iggy was more the natural evolution from bands like the MC5 and Blue Cheer. Angry, upper Midwest urban kids rocking out electric blues. G G Allin wasn't punk rock either- he was the next extreme generation of this same lineage. As for the Ramones... same story but with a dose of New York doowop.


And some Beach Boys pop as well, I always thought.
 
2013-05-25 05:19:17 PM
Whatever. The guy's dead anyway.
 
2013-05-25 05:24:25 PM

weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.


Lust for Life and The Passenger have both showed up in movies or ads, Wild One/Real Wild Child, Candy (with Kate Pierson from the B-52s), he wrote China Girl with Bowie which they both recorded for their own albums.
 
2013-05-25 05:24:42 PM

weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.


Try The Passenger:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hPnZUMBwA (I like this live version a lot)
 
2013-05-25 05:50:50 PM
Iggy Pop is on television selling Chyslers. Tell me more about his indie-cred.
 
2013-05-25 05:53:42 PM

RevMercutio: redsquid: Iggy was more the natural evolution from bands like the MC5 and Blue Cheer. Angry, upper Midwest urban kids rocking out electric blues. G G Allin wasn't punk rock either- he was the next extreme generation of this same lineage. As for the Ramones... same story but with a dose of New York doowop.

And some Beach Boys pop as well, I always thought.


Yeah, they had a clean pop song writing style.
The west coast underground music scene had a similar genesis. A lot of what came to be labeled as punk and skate rock in the 80's was just the next step from surf music.
Girl Don't Tell Me You'll Write always makes me think of the Descendants.
 
2013-05-25 06:14:38 PM
Then why did he sing the punk theme song to a punk movie?

/I know, I know. He doesn't like "labels."
 
2013-05-25 06:25:40 PM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.

He has that one song, "Lust for Life", that they used to play almost every cruise commercial ever for a couple of years. However, "Search and Destroy" (with the Stooges) is usually the song that critics point to as the one that started his career.


I think he also did Repo Man.
 
2013-05-25 06:58:41 PM
Hearing Lust for Life when I was in high school was a revelation

/ I was in high school.
// Old
 
2013-05-25 07:11:42 PM
Meh, he's only saying that because it's the punk thing to do.
 
2013-05-25 07:27:27 PM

super9v: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs


I'm not a huge fan, but he's got some good songs. "Lust for Life" being the most known, "The Passenger" being the best, "Search and Destroy" is probably my favorite. Overall "Raw Power" is probably his most noteworthy album,. and the one that got him labeled as a Punk band.

/IMHO
 
2013-05-25 07:32:58 PM

grimygoods.com


Required reading.


danielscissorhands: Then why did he sing the punk theme song to a punk movie?

/I know, I know. He doesn't like "labels."


Ha.  Disclaimer: I saw Iggy and the Stooges in 03, and that was probably the most energetic 45 minute set I've ever seen.  Well, especially if you handicap for their age.  But even then.


But I still get a kick out of the fact that the folks who made this... well... "special" movie made such a big deal out of him being in it, especially when Iggy refused to fly to Michigan to film any bit of it so they had to fly some folks to Florida to get his cameo, I mean, top-billed role, in.



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/considering they filmed that in my boyfriend's place, I'm probably in it somewhere
//still haven't seen it
///doubt I'm missing much
////poor hippie man's Animal House from the parts of the script I read
 
2013-05-25 07:37:14 PM

super9v: weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.

Lust for Life and The Passenger have both showed up in movies or ads, Wild One/Real Wild Child, Candy (with Kate Pierson from the B-52s), he wrote China Girl with Bowie which they both recorded for their own albums.


Lust for Life, wow, that's a song? I thought it was just intro music. I guess I have heard his songs, there's probably more, I must check this out, finally something to do on a Saturday night.
/i'm so lonely
 
2013-05-25 07:41:08 PM

weirdneighbour: super9v: weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.

Lust for Life and The Passenger have both showed up in movies or ads, Wild One/Real Wild Child, Candy (with Kate Pierson from the B-52s), he wrote China Girl with Bowie which they both recorded for their own albums.

Lust for Life, wow, that's a song? I thought it was just intro music. I guess I have heard his songs, there's probably more, I must check this out, finally something to do on a Saturday night.
/i'm so lonely


Seriously.  You've never heard the entire song?  Holy crap.

Okay, you've got nothing else to do, read this

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/8352899/Legs_McNeil_-_Please_Kill_Me_ -_ Oral_History_of_Punk_%28pdf%29

If nothing else you'll be pretty damn entertained.
 
2013-05-25 07:49:33 PM
I got my first Mohawk in 1983....

Pretty much been a punk since then.

Iggy Pop isn't punk and he can go fark himself if he doesn't like the current music. I think it's great.

Bands like Zebrahead, Star farking Hipsters, or The Distillers have kept the sound fresh and I'm still enjoying it even though I'm almost 50 now.

fark Iggy Pop. fark him up his stupid ass.
 
2013-05-25 07:57:52 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: weirdneighbour: super9v: weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.

Lust for Life and The Passenger have both showed up in movies or ads, Wild One/Real Wild Child, Candy (with Kate Pierson from the B-52s), he wrote China Girl with Bowie which they both recorded for their own albums.

Lust for Life, wow, that's a song? I thought it was just intro music. I guess I have heard his songs, there's probably more, I must check this out, finally something to do on a Saturday night.
/i'm so lonely

Seriously.  You've never heard the entire song?  Holy crap.

Okay, you've got nothing else to do, read this

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/8352899/Legs_McNeil_-_Please_Kill_Me_ -_ Oral_History_of_Punk_%28pdf%29

If nothing else you'll be pretty damn entertained.


Nope, never heard it 'till few minutes ago, will check the book out next time at library, always looking for something new to read, and thanks farkers for the song suggestions
 
2013-05-25 08:29:37 PM
Wasn't Ron Asheton more like the godfather of punk anyway?

/Prefers Destroy All Monsters over The Stooges
//Both are great though
 
2013-05-25 08:46:29 PM
Well, Iggy, then you shouldn't have spent your salad days rolling around in broken glass and shooting heroin on stage.

You started the whole ball rolling, so you're going to have to deal with it.
 
2013-05-25 08:57:11 PM
 
2013-05-25 08:58:15 PM

weirdneighbour: Lust for Life, wow, that's a song?


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/Heh. Wasn't aware Ziggy was even still around...
 
2013-05-25 09:31:14 PM

Brokenseas: I like some "punk rock".  Early Ramones.  The first couple of Clash albums.  The first couple of Suicidal Tendencies albums.  The first few Bad Religion albums.

But punk rock bands have to grow and expand their sound.  All these bands did -- and I like their later albums better than their "punk" ones.  Of course these bands had to put up with self-righteous Punk Rock Fans who hated them for Selling Out.  But cacophony will only get you so far.


If you like Sandanista! more than London Calling, then something is broken in your head, and I'm not sure it can be replaced.  Same thing goes for Marky Ramone's attempt to take the hip hop world by storm.

/Don't disagree with your sentiment, just sayin'
//Would have said "Pistols -> P.I.L." I guess if it were up to me to say
///I'm not forgetting B.A.D, which are awesome, it was just the wording I guess
 
2013-05-25 09:52:09 PM

SpdrJay: I got my first Mohawk in 1983....


When "punk" had reached Des Moines and Orange County.

You rebel you.
 
2013-05-25 10:06:13 PM

Bumblefark: weirdneighbour: Lust for Life, wow, that's a song?

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/Heh. Wasn't aware Ziggy was even still around...


Whatever, I mean the guy's dead anyway.
 
2013-05-25 10:10:51 PM

jaytkay: SpdrJay: I got my first Mohawk in 1983....

When "punk" had reached Des Moines and Orange County.

You rebel you.


Yeah, dude, we had punks in Lake Tahoe even before that...
 
2013-05-25 10:25:52 PM

SpdrJay: I got my first Mohawk in 1983....

Pretty much been a punk since then.

Iggy Pop isn't punk and he can go fark himself if he doesn't like the current music. I think it's great.

Bands like Zebrahead, Star farking Hipsters, or The Distillers have kept the sound fresh and I'm still enjoying it even though I'm almost 50 now.

fark Iggy Pop. fark him up his stupid ass.


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2013-05-25 10:27:58 PM

SpdrJay: I'm almost 50 now.


So, yeah, punk is totally dead.
 
2013-05-25 10:52:21 PM

Clash City Farker: Maybe he is bored with it.


Maybe it's Maybelline.
 
2013-05-25 11:11:10 PM
Like(d) Iggy for a long time.  Also an early 80s convert to punk. Last tour I saw him on was American Ceasar, which was excellent and well done.  Small venue in Denver.Not the best show or the worst.  However, I stopped caring much about him because later in that tour he stage dived and twisted his wrist when the fans didn't catch him, and cried about it and cancelled quite a bit of the tour.  If you get old and can't hack it, then quit.

Best punk shows I've ever seen -

The Ramones in Des Moines, IA - Blue Goose - 1984 (85) ?
SubHumans and X-Men (local band) San Antonio 1986
U.K. Subs and MDC in Nuernberg, FRG 1987
Sheep on Drugs In Nuernberg, FRG 1987
Die Arzte in Nuernberg, FRG 1987

Seen Iggy live 4 times, notice he isn't in the list.  Neither is Rollins (although I have been to his spoken word concerts numerous times - they are definitely worth the price of admission).

/now I listen to NPR and indi stuff (old, haut)
 
2013-05-25 11:24:16 PM

Clash City Farker: Maybe he is bored with it.


Maybe it's Maybelline.
 
2013-05-25 11:25:24 PM

clintster: Clash City Farker: Maybe he is bored with it.

Maybe it's Maybelline.


Primitive Screwhead: Clash City Farker: Maybe he is bored with it.

Maybe it's Maybelline.


Maybe they're right when they say we've all seen too many commercials.
 
2013-05-25 11:29:14 PM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: weirdneighbour: Does he have any hits? I've known of him for decades but have never heard of one of his songs.

He has that one song, "Lust for Life", that they used to play almost every cruise commercial ever for a couple of years. However, "Search and Destroy" (with the Stooges) is usually the song that critics point to as the one that started his career.


Dirt's my favorite.
 
2013-05-25 11:33:50 PM

Boxcutta: Iggy Pop is on television selling Chyslers. Tell me more about his indie-cred.


Thing is, 99% of the sacred cows of the indie world are exactly the same way. Other than Ian Mackaye, and maybe Mike Watt, can any of them really claim to not be sell outs with a straight farking face?
 
2013-05-25 11:42:24 PM

t3knomanser: SpdrJay: I'm almost 50 now.

So, yeah, punk is totally dead.


I think punk has always been dead. From the moment the first person managed to formulate it, think up a word and a definition that encompasses it, it died. It's just a zombie now, a reptile zombie, that sheds its own skin, and then farks it. It displays it's shed, and farked skins on the wall, like trophies, wanting you to admire it, feeding off your envy, off the teenage kids trying to relive glory days that only existed in their own malformed minds. Then it farks your kid sister, drinks all your booze, clogs your toilet, and steals your wallet. Because punk is an asshole, a zombie reptile asshole.
 
2013-05-25 11:53:50 PM
Good for Jim.  He could very easily claim the title of Godfather Of Punk but rather decides to say "meh."

And to all of the detractors, go fark yourselves.  If it weren't for Iggy and The Stooges, half of the hipster coolio bands you listen to wouldn't be around today. There were six main characters/groups in the history of Rock And Roll and he/they were/are one of them.

/The new album is great, it fits right in between Raw Power and Kill City.
 
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