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Iggy Pop: The Idiot

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1977

IT'S TWO O'CLOCK in the morning and I'm playing The Idiot for the fifth time running. Can't stop, it's so compelling...but very VERY strange. ...

Iggy Pop: Roseland, New York, NY

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Newsday, April 1996

In 1967, when The Doors released their first LP, a young ex-drummer named James Osterberg formed the Psychedelic Stooges to voice the primal urges of ...

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Iggy Pop (1999)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, June 1999

Barney Hoskyns talks to Iggy Pop, New York NY, 24 June 1999 File format: MP3 ; File size: 20.9mb; Interview length: 45 minutes; Sound quality: ***

Iggy Pop (1999)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1999

Iggy ruminates on growing old, marriage and divorce, and the various aspects of his life that informed his album Avenue B

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 52.9mb, total interview length: 57' 23" sound quality: ***

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Iggy & The Stooges: Kingsound (King's Cross Cinema), London

Live Review by Rosalind Russell, Disc and Music Echo, July 1972

IGGY AND the Stooges made their first performance in over a year on Saturday night, Sunday morning. Despite the event happening in the dead of ...

An Initiation Into Iggy Pop

Profile by Nick Kent, NME, July 1972

For those who think Bowie a trifle lame... ...

Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power (Columbia)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1973

Iggy in Exile: Love in the Fire Zone ...

Iggy Pop: Raw Power

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, May 1973

THE IG. Nobody does it better, nobody does it worse, nobody does it, period. Others tiptoe around the edges, make little running starts and half-hearted ...

Iggy and The Stooges: Raw Power (CBS); Dean Martin: Sittin' On Top Of The World (WEA)

Review by Jonathon Green, International Times, June 1973

Punk drunk junk ...

Iggy and the Stooges: At the Whisky a Go Go, Hollywood

Live Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, October 1973

The Stooges have made the Comeback of the Year, no doubt about it, and their energized stay at the Whisky sealed it. The night before ...

Iggy Pop: Iggy Breaks Out Of His Cage

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, October 1973

IGGY POP swam out to sea, his wiry frame floating over the waves of Manhattan Beach, his dyed blonde head bobbing along the ripples, his ...

Iggy Pop: The Mighty Pop vs. the Hand of Blight

Special Feature by Nick Kent, NME, May 1975

Never before told! The story of a brilliant monster called IGGY POP, whose life and countless near-demises have provided Rock with one of its most ...

The LA Rock Explosion

Overview by Phast Phreddie Patterson, New York Rocker, February 1976

IN THE BEGINNING... ...

Bowie Now: New Songs for Day and Night

Report and Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, February 1977

THESE ARE the facts:David Bowie's latest album, Low, is two-sided. Side One contains seven crypto-disco tracks, no track shorter than 1:42 or longer than 3:26. ...

Iggy Pop: Friar's, Aylesbury; Cherry Vanilla, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Wayne Country, Siousxsie & The Banshees: The Roxy, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, March 1977

Run with the pack as ace reporter Joe Varnish checks out Iggy Pop, The Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla, Wayne County and one or two local boys ...

Iggy Pop: Iggy Said It, Iggy Had The Power, Iggy Had The Disease

Comment by Nick Kent, NME, March 1977

THINKING BACK, IT WAS almost a year ago to this very day when I last ran into Iggy. An assignment had got me holed up ...

From Russia with Love: Bowie's Iggy

Profile and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Phonograph Record, April 1977

"You got a personality crisis,You got it while it was hot But now frustration and heartache is what you got... Personality, when your mind starts to ...

Iggy Pop: The Idiot (RCA Victor)

Review by Wesley Strick, Circus, May 1977

IN 1974, RAY Manzarek invited Iggy Pop to front for the Doors. It's said that Iggy dyed his hair jet black to suit the part. ...

Iggy Pop's Revenge

Report and Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, May 1977

The Return, In Relative Good Health, Of Rocks Ragged Edge ...

Iggy Pop: The Idiot (RCA)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, June 1977

LET'S SEE, 1977 minus 1973 is four; it's been four whole years since Iggy and the Stooges' milestone Raw Power was released. Four years can ...

Iggy Pop: Lust For Life (RCA)

Review by Max Bell, NME, August 1977

GOG AND MAGOG?! No, Dog And Maindog. A Pure Pop Person Pleads Sanity. MAX BELL Was At The Hearings. ...

Iggy Pop: Lust for Life

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, September 1977

WHILE countless young groups do weak imitations of the Ig of five years ago Jimmy Osterburg himself moves on at a rate of revitalised progress ...

TRUE LIFE ROMANCE LIBRARY PRESENTS... The Day A Young Gurl's Dream Came True...

Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, October 1977

RAGS TO riches. I met Iggy Pop. He opened the door stark naked. I sat in his lap. Got three kisses. Spent two whole days ...

Iggy Pop: Cobo Arena, Detroit

Live Review by Lester Bangs, NME, November 1977

Iggy suffers metallic KO, Ramones rule OK? ...

Iggy Pop: Kill City

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, January 1978

SO, NO RAW POWER retreads – it's only possible to live that once – but afterburn: the Ig goes right TO THE EDGE; LOSES CONTRACT/band/sanity/life ...

Iggy Pop and James Williamson: Kill City (Radar Records)

Review by Nick Kent, NME, January 1978

WELL, IT'S finally out and yup, disregarding the shoddy cover, it's a great album. ...

James Williamson: Real Time Musician From Kill City

Interview by Jon Savage, Sounds, February 1978

A PHONE CONSERVATION with James Williamson at his present home in Claremont, half-an-hour outside Los Angeles. Mainly to talk about the newly released 1975 Pop/Williamson ...

Iggy Pop: Pure Pop……For Iggy People

Live Review by Ian Penman, NME, June 1978

Iggy Pop: Music Machine, London ...

Oblique Strategies

Essay by Cynthia Rose, Harpers & Queen, 1979

Cynthia Rose looks at artist/musicians David Bowie, Brian Eno and Iggy Pop (touring Britain this month) and the risks they are taking with electronics, Expressionism ...

Dr Iggy and Mr Pop

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, March 1979

"I am totally into corruption." ...

Iggy Pop: New Values (Arista)

Review by Paul Morley, NME, April 1979

WHAT WE have here is James Osterberg in control. What we have here is the cunning Osterberg using the sensual Iggy, isolating personal standards and ...

Iggy Pop: Metallic J.C.'s Consciousness-Raising Wrap Session

Report by Richard Riegel, Creem, May 1979

TURIN, ITALY – In a surprise announcement this week, it was revealed that the so-called "Shroud of Turin," long believed to be the cloth in ...

Iggy Pop: New Values

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, November 1979

REEMERGENCE OF IGGY POP ...

Iggy Pop

Interview by Cynthia Rose, Viz, 1980

Some Facts About Madness, Rape, Zombies, And Other Intense Human Behaviour ...

The Discreet Charm of Iggy Pop

Interview by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, January 1980

Mr. and Mrs. Osterberg's favorite (and only) son learns 'tis better to consume than to be consumed, or "They call me Mister Pop." ...

Iggy Pop/Psychedelic Furs: Friars, Aylesbury

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, February 1980

THREE BANDS shaped up as good value but that wasn't all. There was an unannounced surprise star guest – all the way from Vegas let's ...

Iggy Pop: I Can't Stand to be Alone

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, February 1980

TO OPEN A DOOR and find Iggy Pop behind it is like opening a well shaken-up can of lager unawares. ...

Lydia Lunch: Queen of Siam; The Contortions: Buy the Contortions (Both Ze); Iggy Pop: Soldier (Arista)

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1980

AMERICA TODAY: the old and the new. Play these in a row... ...

Iggy: Always a Sucker for a Good Party

Interview by Cynthia Rose, NME, July 1981

IGGY POP, American entertainer and war poet, has just issued an eleventh album, and the day we met he'd weathered ten promotional interviews. "So much ...

Iggy Pop: Zombie Birdhouse (Animal Records/Chrysalis) ***

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, September 1982

IGGY POP is a man of honour. Not for him the Lou Reed path of self-mockery; the one time he tried it for money's sake ...

Iggy Pop

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Interview, 1985

Iggy Pop is the greatest. He was metal before metal. He was punk before punk. He was and is poetry in motion. He's a wild ...

Iggy Pop: Blah, Blah, Blah

Review by Don Watson, NME, October 1986

"I'M A real wild one." Iggy Pop, 1986. ...

Iggy Pop: Iggy Stardust – His Lust For Life

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, October 1986

"I think I am a little different upstairs, yeah. But so are a lot of people," admits the former King Stooge to one of his ...

Iggy Pop: Decline Of The Dork

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, October 1986

BACK IN the bleak wastes of the early ‘70s – when, of course, things were really no more bleak than they are now – there ...

Iggy Pop: The Madcap Laughs Again

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, September 1988

Iggy Pop "The Prophet Of Punk" — has ricocheted through some combustible times. There were fleeting stabs at bona fide rock celebrity, then prolonged bouts ...

Reading '91: Reading, Writhing And Riffmatic

Live Review by Keith Cameron, NME, September 1991

FRIDAY: IT WAS obvious, really – he had to say it. Who better than His Supreme Iggyness Of Pop, the Godfather of (s)punk rock, to ...

Empire States: Iggy Pop: American Caesar (Virgin)

Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, September 1993

WHERE THERE ARE the glowing embers of a fire to be stirred, you can trust Iggy Pop to be first with the gasoline. ...

Doggie Style: Iggy Pop

Interview by Paul Gorman, Music Week, January 1996

IT’S BEEN SAID before but bears repeating once Iggy Pop is witnessed at the close quarters of his cramped bedroom in London’s Halcyon Hotel: If ...

Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power

Retrospective by Jon Savage, Dazed & Confused, 1997

ONE HUGE problem with 1997 is not that rock groups are everywhere but that they are almost without exception over-promoted, overindulged and half-baked. ...

Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, June 1997

LOOK OUT, honey, cos they're using technology. Or rather, remixer Iggy Pop is.  ...

Iggy Pop: London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, 1999

HE WALKS through the cones of striped, sick-white lights, shirt off, a graceful, sinewy man with an impossible six-pack and road-map veins. He sits down ...

Iggy Pop talks to Barney Hoskyns

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, August 1999

What impact did the breakup of your marriage have on Avenue B? Curiously, once my back was up against the wall and I was really ...

Iggy Pop: Message From Under The Rock

Interview by Edward Helmore, Interview, September 1999

IGGY POP could have become a sacred rock dinosaur, giving benedictions and receiving ring-kisses on the nostalgia circuit. Instead, he's still rattling the cage and ...

Iggy Pop: Avenue B (Virgin)

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 1999

Named after the NY street where Iggy and the ex Mrs Pop lived. Ten songs and three spoken word pieces recorded in a former East ...

Iggy Pop: Coming Through Slaughter

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Wire, The, November 1999

Where lesser rock gods have become overweight and obsolete, Iggy Pop endures. In Miami, prompted by the bitter-sweet musings of his 13th album, he reflects ...

Lusts of a Legend: Iggy Pop

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, 2001

THE ICON flexes his implausibly limber, scar-studded torso and un-focuses his piercing blue eyes for a few seconds as he casts his mind back over ...

Iggy Pop: The Importance of Being Iggy

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Rolling Stone, July 2001

JAMES NEWELL OSTERBERG, a.k.a. Iggy Pop, once billed himself as the "world's forgotten boy," but that is no longer the case. From fronting the proto-punk ...

The Stooges Deliver A Real Cool Time

Live Review by Edward Helmore, Independent, The, August 2003

The Stooges, Jones Beach Theatre, New York ...

Iggy Pop And The Stooges: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, September 2005

SEEING THE STOOGES' name on the one-time Hammersmith Odeon's marquee, 30 years after they split, feels like an eerie warp in time. When the band ...

Where the Debris Meets the Sea: Iggy Pop and James Williamson in Kill City

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, eMusic.com, September 2006

IGGY POP remains rock’s ultimate protopunk – the "world’s forgotten boy" who took the menace of the MC5 and the demonic danger of the Rolling ...

The Stooges: Kill City Dreaming

Interview by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, October 2009

Iggy Pop and James Williamson talk Raw Power, their rift and reunion, Ron Asheton and the glory that (still) is Detroit ...

What's It Like To Be Iggy Pop?

Interview by Jim Sullivan, JimSullivanInk.com, 2010

NB This article contains material taken from a story originally printed in The Boston Globe on July 8, 1990 ...

Writing To Reach You

Overview by Graeme Thomson, Word, The, March 2012

Because sometimes the only way musicians can actually talk to each other is by writing songs ...

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