06.19.2010 10:03 PM

Iggy Pop Is God

James Jewel Osterberg – Iggy Pop, Iggy Stooge, the Risen Rock’n’Roll Messiah, age 60+ – played with his Stooges in front of TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE in Dundas Square in Toronto tonight. It was extraordinary.

Even more extraordinary, something that made it a rock’n’roll event for the ages: hearing 20,000 sing ‘Now I Wanna Be Your Dog.’ And knowing all the words.

Lord, take me home now. It won’t ever get better than this.


  1. Paul R. Martin says:

    I feel sory for you Warren. Obviously you were not exposed to the great music of the 60’s when you were forming your musical tastes.

    • Warren says:

      I was! Was into old Kinks/Stones/Beatles before Johnny Rotten got a hold of me!

      • Paul R. Martin says:

        Not Dylan, the Animals or the Doors? There was also a lot of great lighter stuff in the 60’s. I am reminded of The Mommas and the Popas, Brasil 66, and Areta Franklin.

        Are you implying that you are “rotten to the core”. I just had to use that phrase somehow.

  2. Namesake says:

    Hmm… now that you mention it, maybe that’s just what the Doctor ordered to get the other namesake to beat his Blah Blah Blah image & beat the dough-boy at his own game w. a little self-deprecating humour:

    get him to strip down to his waist (I bet he could pull it off: he looks in good shape, & they’re the same age) and karaoke to Iggy’s most popular (and atypical, discofied) crossover hit: “Real Wild Child”!

    The lyrics are actually apropos: “Well I’m just outa school / Like I’m real real cool / Gotta dance like a fool / Got the message that I gotta be / A wild one / Ooh Yea! I’m a Wild One…”

  3. sharkguy says:

    Incredible show…from the opening blast of Raw Power to the No Fun singalong…the guitar sounded like a saw… and Mike Watt. Unreal.

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