History Music / IggyPop

17th Aug '16 11:48:47 AM gewunomox
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Born as James Newell Osterberg, Iggy was one of many teenagers whose life was made more colorful by RockAndRoll. He started off as a drummer in the band The Iguanas at high school, then move on to the blues band The Prime Movers before Music/JamesBrown, {{Blues}} and Music/TheDoors inspired him to do something completely different. He founded a band with bass player Dave Alexander and the brothers Ron (guitar) and Scott (drums) Asheton, where he became the frontman. Initially called the Psychedelic Stooges the band were a PsychedelicRock band as there were thirteen in a dozen near the end of TheSixties. Under a new name, Music/TheStooges, the band eventually made the bridge between the peace loving hippie crowd and the protopunk music that would shape TheSeventies towards PunkRock.

Iggy was TheFaceOfTheBand. He was an exciting and outrageously energetic performer during stage shows, just all movement. You couldn't take his eyes off him and often his antics were so audacious that a large part of the crowd actually felt frightened of him at times. Iggy smeared himself with peanut butter, rolled around in broken glass and even jumped into the crowd (which later became known as stage diving and crowd-surfing), all while baiting an verbally abusing his audience. This alienated a large part of the crowd, but attracted a dedicated cult audience. Their three albums, ''[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum The Stooges]]'' (1969), ''Music/FunHouse'' (1970) and ''Music/RawPower'' (1973) are now [[CultClassic cult classics]], but didn't sell well at the time. The band also suffered under extreme heroin and alcohol abuse. After Music/DavidBowie produced the Stooges' third and final album ''Music/RawPower (1973)'' the band had a GrandFinale with a grandiose album in every sense of the word, but nevertheless split soon afterwards.

Bowie then helped Iggy with getting a solo career on the road. Iggy provides backing vocals on Bowie's song "What in the World" from ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' (1976), while Bowie produced Iggy's debut album ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'' (both from 1977), which launched Iggy as a rockstar in his own right. His third album, ''New Values'' (1979), went back to his roots with The Stooges and therefore met with lesser sales. His next albums ''Soldier'' (1980) and ''Party'' (1981) didn't fare well either and he was dropped from his label. ''Zombie Birdhouse'' (1982) didn't change anything, but when Bowie covered "China Girl" (a song from ''Music/TheIdiot'') on his album ''Music/LetsDance'') the royalties and interest generated a new interest in Iggy Pop. Bowie produced and co-wrote his next album, ''Blah Blah Blah'', which spawned the UK Top 10 Hit "Real Wild Child". ''Instinct'' (1988) saw Iggy again returning to Stoogesque rock and once again he was dropped by the label. Virgin signed him instead and his next album ''Brick By Brick'' (1990) was his best album in years, with the lead single "Candy" (a duet with Kate Pierson from the B-52s) becoming a US Top 20 hit. As Iggy's career rolled on interest in his work was solidified by use of his music in ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'' (1996), frequent touring and covers of his songs by other artists.

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Born as James Newell Osterberg, Iggy was one of many teenagers whose life was made more colorful by RockAndRoll. He started off as a drummer in the band The Iguanas at high school, then move on to the blues band The Prime Movers before Music/JamesBrown, {{Blues}} and Music/TheDoors inspired him to do something completely different. He founded a band with bass player Dave Alexander and the brothers Ron (guitar) and Scott (drums) Asheton, where he became the frontman. Initially called the Psychedelic Stooges the band were a PsychedelicRock band as there were thirteen in a dozen near the end of TheSixties. Under a new name, Music/TheStooges, the band eventually made the bridge between the peace loving hippie crowd and the protopunk proto-punk music that would shape TheSeventies towards PunkRock.

PunkRock.

Iggy was TheFaceOfTheBand. He was an exciting and outrageously energetic performer during stage shows, just all movement. You couldn't take his eyes off him and often his antics were so audacious that a large part of the crowd actually felt frightened of him at times. Iggy smeared himself with peanut butter, rolled around in broken glass and even jumped into the crowd (which later became known as stage diving and crowd-surfing), all while baiting an verbally abusing his audience. This alienated a large part of the crowd, but attracted a dedicated cult audience. Their three albums, ''[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum The Stooges]]'' (1969), ''Music/FunHouse'' (1970) and ''Music/RawPower'' (1973) are now [[CultClassic cult classics]], {{cult classic}}s, but didn't sell well at the time. The band also suffered under extreme heroin and alcohol abuse. After Music/DavidBowie produced the Stooges' third and final album ''Music/RawPower (1973)'' the band had a GrandFinale with a grandiose album in every sense of the word, but nevertheless split soon afterwards.

Bowie then helped Iggy with getting a solo career on the road. Iggy provides backing vocals on Bowie's song "What in the World" from ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' (1976), while Bowie produced Iggy's debut album ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'' (both from 1977), which launched Iggy as a rockstar in his own right. His third album, ''New Values'' (1979), went back to his roots with The Stooges and therefore met with lesser sales. His next albums ''Soldier'' (1980) and ''Party'' (1981) didn't fare well either and he was dropped from his label. ''Zombie Birdhouse'' (1982) didn't change anything, but when Bowie covered "China Girl" (a song from ''Music/TheIdiot'') on his album ''Music/LetsDance'') the royalties and interest generated a new interest in Iggy Pop. Bowie produced and co-wrote his next album, ''Blah Blah Blah'', which spawned the UK Top 10 Hit "Real Wild Child". ''Instinct'' (1988) saw Iggy again returning to Stoogesque rock and once again he was dropped by the label. Virgin signed him instead and his next album ''Brick By by Brick'' (1990) was his best album in years, with the lead single "Candy" (a duet with Kate Pierson from the B-52s) Music/TheB52s) becoming a US Top 20 hit. As Iggy's career rolled on interest in his work was solidified by use of his music in ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'' (1996), frequent touring and covers of his songs by other artists.
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* ''Music/LustForLife'' (1977) (produced by Music/DavidBowie)

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* ''Music/LustForLife'' (1977) (produced by Music/DavidBowie)David Bowie)



* ''Blah Blah Blah'' (1986) (produced by Music/DavidBowie)

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* ''Blah Blah Blah'' (1986) (produced by Music/DavidBowie)David Bowie)



* ''Brick By Brick'' (1990)

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* ''Brick By by Brick'' (1990)



* ''Post Pop Depression''[[note]]with Josh Homme of QueensOfTheStoneAge[[/note]] (2016)

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* ''Post Pop Depression''[[note]]with Depression'' [[note]] with Josh Homme of QueensOfTheStoneAge[[/note]] Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge [[/note]] (2016)









* DarkerAndEdgier: He is infamous from bringing back a sense of danger and excitement to rock 'n' roll that caused outrage during the final years of TheSixties when most of the music was still into the "peace and love" realms of flower power. Musically Music/TheStooges were one of the pinnacles of protopunk and therefore Iggy had no problems being accepted by the PunkRock movement, which he more or less paved the road for.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Iggy seems to like appearing in black-and-white on his album covers, like ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'' demonstrate.
* DrugsAreBad: Despite being a frequent abuser himself Iggy has written a lot of anti-drugs songs, especially against heroin, such as "Dum Dum Boys", "Tonight", "Turn Blue" and "Lust For Life".

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* DarkerAndEdgier: He is infamous from bringing back a sense of danger and excitement to rock 'n' roll that caused outrage during the final years of TheSixties when most of the music was still into the "peace and love" realms of flower power. Musically Music/TheStooges were one of the pinnacles of protopunk proto-punk and therefore Iggy had no problems being accepted by the PunkRock movement, which he more or less paved the road for.
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Iggy seems to like appearing in black-and-white black and white on his album covers, like ''Music/TheIdiot'' and ''Music/LustForLife'' demonstrate.
* DrugsAreBad: Despite being a frequent abuser himself Iggy has written a lot of anti-drugs songs, especially against heroin, such as "Dum Dum Boys", "Tonight", "Turn Blue" and "Lust For Life". for Life".



* ObsessionSong: Many of his songs have the protagonists almost despair over their lustful feelings towards the opposite sex. This was already the case in the days of Music/TheStooges ("I Wanna Be Your Dog" on ''[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum The Stooges]]''), but also prominent in solo songs such as "Fall In Love With Me" and "Sixteen".
* PepTalkSong: His music is often raw, fresh and bubbling with life, most noticeable in "Lust For Life".
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Iggy's vocal delivery was always sexy, suave and full of lust. He performed in his bare midriff and sang about IntercourseWithYou topics. Iggy often battled with alcohol and heroin addiction and songs like "Nightclubbing", "Funtime", "Dum Dum Boys" (from ''Music/TheIdiot'') and "Lust For Life", "Tonight" (from ''Music/LustForLife'') condemn the monotone and dangerous lifestyle that goes with it, and "Gardenia" off ''Post Pop Depression'' ends with a rant condemming the dingy conditions surrounding the titular stripper.
* ShoutOut: Now has its own page: [[ReferencedBy/IggyPop Referenced By: Iggy Pop]]

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* ObsessionSong: Many of his songs have the protagonists almost despair over their lustful feelings towards the opposite sex. This was already the case in the days of Music/TheStooges ("I Wanna Be Your Dog" on ''[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum The Stooges]]''), but also prominent in solo songs such as "Fall In in Love With with Me" and "Sixteen".
"Sixteen".
* PepTalkSong: His music is often raw, fresh and bubbling with life, most noticeable in "Lust For Life".
for Life".
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Iggy's vocal delivery was always sexy, suave and full of lust. He performed in his bare midriff and sang about IntercourseWithYou topics. Iggy often battled with alcohol and heroin addiction and songs like "Nightclubbing", "Funtime", "Dum Dum Boys" (from ''Music/TheIdiot'') and "Lust For for Life", "Tonight" (from ''Music/LustForLife'') condemn the monotone and dangerous lifestyle that goes with it, and "Gardenia" off ''Post Pop Depression'' ends with a rant condemming condemning the dingy conditions surrounding the titular stripper.
stripper.
* ShoutOut: Now has its own page: [[ReferencedBy/IggyPop Referenced By: Iggy Pop]]Pop]].
17th Aug '16 11:16:33 AM Premonition45
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The Godfather of Punk, [[Music/LustForLife the Passenger]], the [[Music/RawPower World's Forgotten Boy]] and a mainstay in rock and roll since 1969, '''Iggy Pop''' may be one of the most energetic, threatening and exciting performers in the genre.

Born as James Newell Osterberg in 1947 Iggy was one of many teenagers whose life was made more colorful by RockAndRoll. He started off as a drummer in the band The Iguanas at high school, then move on to the blues band The Prime Movers before Music/JamesBrown, {{Blues}} and Music/TheDoors inspired him to do something completely different. He founded a band with bass player Dave Alexander and the brothers Ron (guitar) and Scott (drums) Asheton, where he became the frontman. Initially called the Psychedelic Stooges the band were a PsychedelicRock band as there were thirteen in a dozen near the end of TheSixties. Under a new name, Music/TheStooges, the band eventually made the bridge between the peace loving hippie crowd and the protopunk music that would shape TheSeventies towards PunkRock.

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The Godfather of Punk, [[Music/LustForLife the Passenger]], the [[Music/RawPower World's Forgotten Boy]] and a mainstay in rock and roll since 1969, '''Iggy Pop''' (April 21, 1947-) may be one of the most energetic, threatening and exciting performers in the genre.

Born as James Newell Osterberg in 1947 Osterberg, Iggy was one of many teenagers whose life was made more colorful by RockAndRoll. He started off as a drummer in the band The Iguanas at high school, then move on to the blues band The Prime Movers before Music/JamesBrown, {{Blues}} and Music/TheDoors inspired him to do something completely different. He founded a band with bass player Dave Alexander and the brothers Ron (guitar) and Scott (drums) Asheton, where he became the frontman. Initially called the Psychedelic Stooges the band were a PsychedelicRock band as there were thirteen in a dozen near the end of TheSixties. Under a new name, Music/TheStooges, the band eventually made the bridge between the peace loving hippie crowd and the protopunk music that would shape TheSeventies towards PunkRock.
23rd Mar '16 11:15:06 PM SmytheOrdo
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* WanderlustSong: "Paraguay" off ''Post Pop Depression''.
23rd Mar '16 11:12:39 PM SmytheOrdo
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* WhenImGoneSong: "American Valhalla" off ''Post Pop Depression'', judging from the line "death is the hardest pill to swallow".
23rd Mar '16 11:08:09 PM SmytheOrdo
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Iggy's vocal delivery was always sexy, suave and full of lust. He performed in his bare midriff and sang about IntercourseWithYou topics. Iggy often battled with alcohol and heroin addiction and songs like "Nightclubbing", "Funtime", "Dum Dum Boys" (from ''Music/TheIdiot'') and "Lust For Life", "Tonight" (from ''Music/LustForLife'') condemn the monotone and dangerous lifestyle that goes with it.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Iggy's vocal delivery was always sexy, suave and full of lust. He performed in his bare midriff and sang about IntercourseWithYou topics. Iggy often battled with alcohol and heroin addiction and songs like "Nightclubbing", "Funtime", "Dum Dum Boys" (from ''Music/TheIdiot'') and "Lust For Life", "Tonight" (from ''Music/LustForLife'') condemn the monotone and dangerous lifestyle that goes with it.it, and "Gardenia" off ''Post Pop Depression'' ends with a rant condemming the dingy conditions surrounding the titular stripper.
23rd Mar '16 10:58:06 PM SmytheOrdo
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Post Pop Depression'' is from the point of view of a war veteran reflecting on his place in life.
23rd Mar '16 10:56:16 PM SmytheOrdo
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* ''Post Pop Depression'' (2016)

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* ''Post Pop Depression'' Depression''[[note]]with Josh Homme of QueensOfTheStoneAge[[/note]] (2016)
10th Mar '16 4:31:37 PM Exxolon
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Iggy has also acted a few times, mostly in the films of Creator/JimJarmusch, among which ''Film/CoffeeAndCigarettes'' (with Music/TomWaits) and ''Film/DeadMan'', where he appears in drag. He also appeared in ''Music/SidAndNancy'' (1986), ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'' (1986), ''Film/CryBaby'' (1990) and ''Film/TankGirl''. He also appeared as Yelgrun in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', as a man with a whiplash injury in ''Film/SnowDay'' (2000), gave voice contributions to ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', and did the ExpositoryThemeTune for the animated series ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs''.

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Iggy has also acted a few times, mostly in the films of Creator/JimJarmusch, among which ''Film/CoffeeAndCigarettes'' (with Music/TomWaits) and ''Film/DeadMan'', where he appears in drag. He also appeared in ''Music/SidAndNancy'' (1986), ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'' (1986), ''Film/CryBaby'' (1990) (1990), ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''Film/TankGirl''.''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''. He also appeared as Yelgrun in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', as a man with a whiplash injury in ''Film/SnowDay'' (2000), gave voice contributions to ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', and did the ExpositoryThemeTune for the animated series ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs''.
10th Mar '16 4:29:27 PM Exxolon
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->''I am the passenger,\\
and I ride and I ride,\\
I ride through the city's backsides,\\
I see the stars come out of the sky,\\
Yeah, the bright and hollow sky,\\
You know it looks so good tonight.''
-->"The Passenger"
10th Mar '16 7:49:55 AM missmoon
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* MisattributedSong: "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins was not sung by Iggy Pop, nor a cover by him.
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