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There Are Few Like Iggy Pop – The Guardian Concert Review

There Are Few Like Iggy Pop – The Guardian Concert Review

Meltdown Festival 2013
There are few like Iggy Pop. More than four decades into his career, he is still a frantic ball of quivering, stage-diving energy whose Raw Power instantly turns his gig at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival into the closest you’ll ever get to a 1970s East Village punk club with a royal box. …Punk is rooted in the primal powerhouses of Search and Destroy, 1970 and goth incubated beneath the skin of Open Up and Bleed, but Iggy is more concerned with lust than legacy, driving I Wanna Be Your Dog and No Fun to such frantic extremes that the crowd throw bras. “Rebels come and rebels go,” he yelps on Sex and Money, from the Stooges’ pessimistically titled new album, Ready to Die. There’ll be no replacing this one.

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