Musings on life and music from Iggy Pop, "a real Midwestern gentleman"
August 28, 2019 9:16 PM   Subscribe

The Survival of Iggy Pop -- An inventor of punk rock on his long career, the future, and swimming in Miami. Also, in addition to sharing how he continues to stay up-to-date with new and interesting music (archive of past playlists) for a weekly BBC 6 radio show, he muses on his radio host voice, which he thinks used to sound like Shrek; plus a nice summary of Iggy Pop's life to date (interview with Amanda Petrusich for The New Yorker).
posted by filthy light thief (13 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
The BBC 6 radio show, Iggy Confidential, previously.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:16 PM on August 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

He made a great Vorta.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:24 PM on August 28, 2019 [10 favorites]

Oblig song from a good few years ago "I Wanna Talk like Iggy Pop" by the Upholstered Eldorados
posted by rongorongo at 2:17 AM on August 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wir laufen 'rein in Düsseldorf City
Und treffen Iggy Pop und David Bowie
posted by pracowity at 3:00 AM on August 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

“Free” is his most surprising record in decades, and one of his most collaborative. “I began to recoil from guitar riffs in favor of guitarscapes, from twangs in favor of horns, from back beat in favor of space, and, in large part, from the effluent of my own mind and problems, in favor of trying to interpret the poetry of others,”

That sounds potentially promising...

“Dirty Sanchez,” a lewd, tense meditation on contemporary sexuality that includes the lines “Just because I like big tits / Doesn’t mean I like big dicks.” “I was thinking, How do I explain to this guy”—Thomas—“that this is career suicide?” Pop told me. “So I wrote him and said, ‘Look, the best thing you can do is put some horn on it.’ That’s my contribution: ‘Put some horn on it!’ So he horned the shit out of it, you know?”

Then again, maybe not...
posted by acb at 5:28 AM on August 29, 2019

I love Iggy Pop, most of all for the Repo Man theme
posted by chavenet at 6:10 AM on August 29, 2019 [5 favorites]

Notes from the fact-checker
posted by pxe2000 at 6:21 AM on August 29, 2019 [4 favorites]

I'm often driving when Iggy Pop's show is on. I invariably turn it off.
posted by winterhill at 6:38 AM on August 29, 2019

I cannot overstate the importance of Iggy to my daily life. I consult Dr. Osterberg in all matters, and consider his advice invaluable. Thank you, OP -- I will read this with great care and attention.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:52 AM on August 29, 2019

Well I don't give a pig's ass what anybody says, I still say he makes a hell of a pot of beans.
posted by mubba at 7:51 AM on August 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

Nardwuar vs Iggy Pop

(transcribed interview from 1996)
posted by philip-random at 7:57 AM on August 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

Kind of off Iggy Pop since I learned he probably slept with a 13-year-old girl, to be honest.
posted by praemunire at 9:19 AM on August 29, 2019

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