Iggy Pop on UK music TV show, ‘The White Room,’ 1996
It’s always a treat to feature a vintage performance from Iggy Pop here on Dangerous Minds, and boy do I have a doozy for you today. In 1996 Iggy paid a visit to UK music television show, The White Room...
A member of “The White Room” audience reacting to what you are about to see in the video below
Each episode of The White Room featured a different band performing three songs in front of a live audience and according to show legend, were required to wear either black or white clothing to give the show “a serious look.” Never one to play by the rules, Iggy showed up on stage wearing plastic see-through jeans and no underwear. Because I’m pretty sure that just like shirts, underpants are of no use to Iggy Pop.
In the twelve-minute clip, we get to see a lot of the then-platinum blond Iggy ripping through “Pussy Walk” from 1996’s Naughty Little Doggie, “The Passenger,” and “Lust for Life,” both from Pop’s collaboration with David Bowie, 1977’s Lust for Life. By the time the last song rolls around, the audience gets an unexpected surprise—an opportunity to see if Iggy’s “carpet” (ahem), matches his “drapes.” There’s a whole lot of awesome and a bunch of weirdness going on in this clip, much of it fantastically NSFW.
Iggy Pop lets it all hang out on the UK music television show, ‘The White Room,’ 1996
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘I am the f*cking greatest of all time!’: Iggy Pop live on ‘The Tube’ in 1983