No, let’s hark back to the turn of the ‘70s when Pop (real name James Newell Osterberg, Jr.) was the insane-ball-of-energy frontman of influential proto-punk band The Stooges. Supposedly inspired by watching Jim Morrison in action, Iggy often pushed the boundaries of live performance - rolling around in broken glass, exposing himself to the crowd and throwing himself off anything he could climb (he’s widely credited with inventing stage-diving).
Somewhere amidst all these antics he also found time to belt out undeniable punk classics like Raw Power and Search And Destroy. And if nothing else, Iggy Pop in 2010 is a solid reminder that you’re never too old to take your shirt off and dry-hump an amplifier.
Listen: The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
"There is only one Iggy Pop." (Thanks, Stu)
"Iggy Pop. The Stooges were immense." (Thanks, Tim)