“I always liked Raw Power. A lot. I knew that not a lot of other people would like it at the time it was made, but what could I do? Seeing it re-released on Sony Legacy is deeply satisfying. The Stooges and I are cocked and loaded to follow up and deliver it live on stage in 2010.” IGGY POP
Iggy Pop (born James Newell “Jim” Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though considered an innovator of punk rock, Pop’s music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, metal, jazz and blues. Pop became known as ‘Iggy’ in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.
Though the singer’s popularity has waned and waxed throughout his career, Pop has recorded a number of well-known songs, including “Lust for Life”, “Real Wild Child”, “Candy” (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52’s), “China Girl”, “Nightclubbing”, “Search and Destroy”, and “The Passenger”.
The more walking-around money I have, the less I walk around.
– Iggy Pop