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(NYT) The Taming of the Stooge - Iggy Pop Isnít Ready to Give Up the Carnal Life
NY Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | ANDREW GOLDMAN

Posted on 07/02/2012 5:45:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Q: I saw you perform in Portland, Me., back in the ’80s when you opened for the Pretenders. I had never experienced anything like it. You actually licked my hand. A: I was just really happy to be in Maine — I’m a travel enthusiast. And I’m glad I got away with a lick. But those were pretty mainstream shows. It was an introduction to another part of the American public. I remember there was one gig on that tour at Penn State, and it looked just like “Children of the Corn” — these penetrating blue Anglo-Saxon eyes staring at me from beneath identical corncob-colored crew cuts.

Q:From what I understand, you’d be energized by an unreceptive audience. A:Exactly. All I really have on my mind before I go out there is: I’m going to try to kill them. What some people would call antics, I would just call a good show...

Q: Many date the birth of punk rock to a show the Stooges played in London in 1972, which was seen by founding members of the Clash and the Sex Pistols. What did you think when the punks started releasing music a few years later?

A: I reacted to it better than I had to the hippie thing. As it developed, I couldn’t stand the sincere punks. I never believed them. Still don’t.

Q: The sincere punks?

A: Like the Clash were going to make the world politically correct for everybody’s benefit — but only if you kept buying Clash records. I never really went for the righteousness. I went more for the profligate, sneering groups. I also realized that it was good that I wasn’t doing that sort of music anymore...

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: music; newyorktimescares; newyortimes; rockandroll; whocares

1 posted on 07/02/2012 5:45:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
PING!


2 posted on 07/02/2012 5:50:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: mylife

Iggy ping


3 posted on 07/02/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election cycle for 2016?)
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To: a fool in paradise; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; ...
...Isn’t Ready to Give Up the Carnal Life

She looked at me penetratingly. So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.


posted on 07/02/2012 9:03:59 PM EDT by Iggy (What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen. )

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


4 posted on 07/02/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: a fool in paradise

Absolutely agree with him about The Clash.


5 posted on 07/02/2012 6:19:57 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: ozaukeemom

It’s a wonder this guy is still alive.


6 posted on 07/02/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: a fool in paradise
Seperated at birth?


7 posted on 07/02/2012 6:41:49 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

Iggy has warmer, kinder eyes.


8 posted on 07/02/2012 6:53:27 PM PDT by baileybat
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To: Constitution Day

Good Old Days Ping

The first time I heard “Lust for Life” on a Carnival Cruise commercial I almost passed out.


9 posted on 07/02/2012 6:58:24 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: a fool in paradise

As a guy who played for a lot of bands and looked up from my drum kit one day while playing CB’s only to see IGGY up against the stage and grooving our tunes, I can say categorically that “SELLOUT” isn’t in this guy or his bands vocabulary.


10 posted on 07/02/2012 7:00:13 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

<The first time I heard “Lust for Life” on a Carnival Cruise commercial I almost passed out.

Ha! Same here. I wondered if Carnival knew what they were playing.

Iggy is the man. He’s had a hard life; I think without the drug issues he could have been even bigger, but he remains the man, nonetheless.

One of my fav Iggy vids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hPnZUMBwA.

My late husband was from Dexter, MI and used to hear all the bands from the Detroit area. He would dance around like Iggy and I’d think he was nuts.


11 posted on 07/02/2012 7:06:55 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: ozaukeemom

There’s Iggy, the rest are posers.


12 posted on 07/02/2012 7:07:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: mylife

No kidding.I would have thought that nature and all the drugs would have done him in a long time ago.


13 posted on 07/02/2012 7:16:48 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Maybe some of the chemicals permanently preserved him.


14 posted on 07/02/2012 7:34:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ozaukeemom; All
Yes that's Iggy on drums...


15 posted on 07/02/2012 7:53:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: a fool in paradise

Didn’t Iggy play a dad on the Nickelodeon channel show “Pete and Pete”. I’m pretty sure he did. LOL


16 posted on 07/02/2012 8:01:28 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
The first time I heard “Lust for Life” on a Carnival Cruise commercial I almost passed out.

Same here. Of course, I've had it in the ear before
17 posted on 07/02/2012 8:13:01 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: All
Iggy on Letterman, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) on guitar.
18 posted on 07/02/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Just an Ordinary guy...


19 posted on 07/02/2012 8:24:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
Iggy covers the Outsiders tune Time Won't Let Me
20 posted on 07/02/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: capydick

Lulz


21 posted on 07/02/2012 9:42:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Farmer Dean

I figure that after all I’ve done in my life, that if Iggy is still alive, and Keef Richards is still alive, I could live ‘till 90!


22 posted on 07/02/2012 9:48:31 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: a fool in paradise; Salamander

I can’t believe nobody pinged you PING!


23 posted on 07/03/2012 5:39:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Candy, little girl?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bLOjmY—TA

:)


24 posted on 07/03/2012 11:40:06 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: Salamander

Wow! Thanks. Great song, but has Alice covered it? ;-) (not that I could find)


25 posted on 07/03/2012 12:30:20 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
Um, no, not exactly.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 5:58:51 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: TheOldLady
Um, no, not exactly.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: capydick

>>Separated at birth?<<

Hell no...Iggy ain’t 90!!


28 posted on 07/03/2012 6:32:04 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Salamander

LOL! I just love him.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:52 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mylife

Wow! Waaaay ahead of his time.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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