There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk – every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from him and his late-’60s/early ’70s band, The Stooges. Widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, Iggy Pop pre-figured both ‘70s punk and ‘90s grunge and has built a legendary career filled with both critical acclaim and fanatic cult success. Many say you should put seeing Iggy rock out on one’s “must see” list – his fans of all generations are the first to testify to that. This summer you will get the chance to cross him out on that list, as Iggy Pop will take his spectacular live show to Way Out West this summer.
Iggy Pop has released some 20 albums during his over 50 year long career. The first two of Iggy Pop’s solo albums after disbanding The Stooges were co-written and produced by David Bowie – collaboration widely discussed as one of the most epic musical alliances. Some of those albums produced anthemic sounds like The Passenger, commercially successful collaborations like Candy(with Kate Pierson) and hits featured in cult movies (Lust for Life, Repo Man and In the Death Car). His latest – Post Pop Depression – was released in 2016 and became a huge success. In 2010, Iggy and the Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His latest piece of new music was a collaboration between Jarvis Cocker of Pulp and himself, where they both recorded a magnificent cover version of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Red Right Hand for the TV-series Peaky Blinders.