Tuesday, October 19, 2010


In 1970, Iggy and the Stooges tore it up at a music festival in Cincinnati. It resulted in one of the best photos in all of rock and roll. Decades later, footage surfaced of the performance. Watch Iggy basically invent stage diving, be lifted by the audience like the second coming, smear himself with peanut butter (Stiv Bators of the Dead Boys would take credit for bringing it from home) and generally just get rowdy while the Stooges lay down a punk rock assault 5 years before punk existed, all while the announcer watches in disbelief.

1 comment :

Tipsy McStagger said...

Punk Rock didn't exist in 1970? Try telling that to Townsend. Nihilism, destruction, volume.