Monday, March 16, 2009

Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life" DVD

This 1986 German TV documentary runs at a modest 41 minutes, but it does an admirable job in profiling the man's history and personality. It's centered around a fine interview with Mr. Osterberg (that's Iggy to you), and that footage is of a sober and highly articulate Iggy - full of smiles and his usual well-spoken playfulness. There's also plenty of historical info (including an interesting interview with Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton (R.I.P), who provides another informative side to the Stooges saga). Live clips (from the then-current 'Blah Blah Blah' era) round out the program, and though these are far from Iggy at his finest, this DVD more than exceeded my expectations. A worthy bit of history for any Stooge-o-phile. (ABC Entertainment via MVD Visual)

Also, it seems Mr. Pop is currently recording a new solo disc, titled 'Preliminaries'.
See this link for more info.

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