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Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator and “godfather” of , Pop’s music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as ‘Iggy’ in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.

Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop’s songs have become well-known, including “Lust for Life”, “The Passenger”, “Real Wild Child”, “Candy” (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52’s), “China Girl”, “Nightclubbing”, “Search and Destroy” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog”.

In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s band that featured brothers Ron and Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander and was highly influential in the development of hard rock. The debut album was produced by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. The band’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog” is a garage punk standard.

Raw Power was first released in1973, perhaps the first record that could truly be called punk. It was the confluence of The Stooges ages, hormones, creativity, ability, experience, tastes, lack of supervision, contempt for authority and ambition that has made Raw Power one of the most influential albums of all time.

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  • Nekro__b

    Tonight

    4 Apr 6:38pm Reply
  • karish12

    In The Deathcar = Arizona Dream ( movie ) Great Song Of Iggy Pop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Apr 5:10pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Fuckin' Alone

    3 Apr 8:32pm Reply
  • Scentless3

    LOVE YOU IGGY. Fucking badass attitude.

    21 Mar 11:37pm Reply
  • Anymarrie

    Que tales clasicos me encanta mas Punk XD http://www.imperiometal.com/iggy-pop/brick-by-brick/

    21 Mar 4:04am Reply
  • thelionrampant

    Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie

    16 Mar 6:12pm Reply
  • jeffisbullshit

    China gurrrllllllllllllllll

    8 Mar 2:03am Reply
  • Parallax--

    "You can't stay in here all day dreaming about heroin and Ziggy Pop."

    2 Mar 12:52am Reply
  • trendynigga

    I'm so fuuuckin' alone!

    27 Feb 11:31pm Reply
  • larm0

    А вот это крутой чел.Пушт жжот не по детски.

    23 Feb 9:06am Reply
  • zykoveddy

    Is Party album supposed to be bad? I though it was good actually.

    16 Feb 6:33pm Reply
  • Schiiizo_Punk

    I Wanna Be Your Dog!!!! When you accidentally rediscover the great songs you've heard, but never able to know when and where and how. Lock, Stock and 2 smoking barrels, Transporter, HIMYM and now GTA. I knew I had heard this song before!!! \m/

    5 Feb 3:49pm Reply
  • AlxNobre

    He sees things from under glass He looks through his windows eye He sees the things he knows are his He sees the bright and hollow sky He sees the city asleep at night He sees the stars are out tonight And all of it is yours and mine And all of it is yours and mine Oh, lets ride and ride and ride and ride...

    29 Jan 6:08pm Reply
  • furs_of1

    http://www.lastfm.ru/group/John+Cale+Is+a+Man%27s+Best+Friend - John Cale gonna sodomize you in space

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    как-то так получилось, что игги все, что нужно еще в студжиз сказал. больше того, на первом альбоме. а сольное творчество - так себе, не считая двух альбомов 77-го, можно пропустить без особого для себя вреда.

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SpiritandEcho

    Some Weird Sin.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • tryingyourlucky

    you're fucking nuts <3

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • thisissrsbsns

    dum dum boys

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • gokunirvana

    How I wish to see him live some day. Go Iggy!

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • genegir

    Придумавший панк-рок за 10 лет до его рождения? Да, бля, он Крутой Мужик!

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
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