About a month ago I posted about a sweet grouping of appearances by Jane’s Addiction, Sonic Youth, Screaming Trees and a few other notable 90s bands performing live sets on the BBC television show, The Late Show. While that was all good fun I’ve got something even better for you today from the same source—Iggy Pop’s shirtless, acoustic performance of The Stooges 1969 anthemic sucker punch, “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”
Before Igg and his insane abs launch into the song, he talks a little bit about its conception and Stooges’ guitarist Ron Asheton. Referring to the band’s early days in Ann Arbor Michigan, Iggy reminisces about the group calling them a “far-fetched group of dreamers” who liked to “get stoked on hash and grass.” Which sounds about right. While I usually like to say as many words about Iggy as possible whenever I get the opportunity, I’m going to leave this one to him and let this performance speak for itself. And since this is Iggy Pop we’re talking about, it should be played as loudly as possible. Screw your neighbors and your co-workers. Iggy is GOD.
Enter Rhino’s contest to win the new Stooges documentary Gimme Danger and a bundle of additonal Iggy goodness here.
Iggy Pop performing an acoustic version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog” on BBC’s ‘The Late Show’ in 1994.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘I am the f*cking greatest of all time!’: Iggy Pop live on ‘The Tube’ in 1983
Naked: Iggy Pop’s eye-popping performance in see-through pants leaves little to the imagination
Real Wild Child: Iggy Pop’s electrifying 1980s appearances on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’
Iggy Pop explains the meaning of ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ to Howard Stern, 1990