Iggy Pop’s emotional condolences to the parents of Stiv Bators
09.24.2012
04:03 pm

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Heroes
Music
Punk
R.I.P.

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Iggy Pop
Stiv Bators

Edward Colver's photo of Stiv
Edward Colver’s photo of Stiv
 
When I think of Iggy and Stiv together, I might think of their mutual penchant for self-mutilation and animalistic performances. That it was supposed to have been Stiv who passed Iggy that famous jar of Skippy. Or maybe I think of midwestern punk and my heart swells with vulgar, snotty pride. At the very least, I think of their unbelievable drug stories I read about in Cheetah Chrome’s book. What I tend to forget is that they were friends and colleagues. It’s an unsettlingly earnest moment to watch, but when you get past the creeping threat of voyeurism one tends to feel at such a naked display of emotion, the warmth and sincerity of the eulogy is one of the most loving moments in punk rock.
 

Posted by Amber Frost

 

 

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