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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Please Kill Me!


Been reading "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and so far I must say it's been pretty great. I always find rock histories and biographies fascinating. And so far this book has been thoroughly enjoyable. At about the halfway point, it is just getting into the rise of CBGBs and Television and The Ramones.

It's interesting to understand how everything came together. From The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol through The MC5 and The Stooges to The New York Dolls and the glam scene, each movement inspired and set the stage for the next. I am having a hard time putting it down and should have it finished by the end of the week. So far, Iggy is the man. I saw him in Detroit many years ago and it was an incredible show. But it appears to have been nothing compared to The Stooges shows. Iggy was dangerous. And I know I constantly profess my love for Iggy. But I can not stress enough just how influential Iggy was on popular music. It's a travesty that The Stooges are not in The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. He was not always the weird old man who refuses to wear shirts. And this book reaffirms his place in rock n' roll history

Shake Appeal - Iggy Pop and the Stooges

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1 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Sadly Iggy is now advertising life insurance here in the UK (seriously)

5/28/2009 05:03:00 PM  

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