Monday, January 23, 2006

Iggy Pop Rocks Strange World Where Everything Is Backward


BARKING like a wild dog, crawling on his hands and knees, throwing himself into the audience - there is only one Iggy Pop. The 58-year-old rock legend has lost none of his edge or his attitude since he first started making music in Detroit 40 years ago With his band, The Stooges, Iggy gave a lesson in the essence of rock and roll stardom as 50,000 people, including many stars sharing the bill at this year's Big Day Out, looked on.

One of those stars was Jack White, another Detroit rocker whose band, The White Stripes, is the headline act at this year's Big Day Out, which began its Australian run yesterday on Queensland's Gold Coast. Stripped to the waist and taunting the audience and his fellow musicians, Iggy performed material from The Stooges's first two albums, released more than 35 years ago.
The article referred to this as a summer festival. It's January! Don't they have fact checkers in Australia?


Anonymous said...

It _is_ summer in the southern hemisphere...don't you have a fact checker? :-)

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Advanced Genius Theory said...

I was kidding about the seasons, but it's hard to tell I know.