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appears on The Stooges (1969)
Iggy Pop is a vampire; change my mind. Iggy has been a cultural and musical force since the 1960s, and he’s still going. He’s iconic in his own right, both musically and otherwise, and The Stooges were what first brought him to the stage. The Stooges are properly old school, before punk was punk, and the lineup’s simple, Iggy dishing out vocals, Ron Asheton on guitar, Scott Asheton on the skins, and Dave Alexander laying down the bass. The Stooges weren’t commercially successful in their own time, but their raucous shows, innovative style, and raw energy have carried them through the years. The band’s disbanded and reformed a fair few times, but their impact on the bands who came after is undeniable. Iggy’s live performances became the stuff of legend, wild, raucous, raw, sometimes violent (but only to himself, unlike that dick, G.G. Allin), and with plenty of stage diving.
I Wanna Be Your Dog is one of The Stooge’s iconic songs, messy, simple, and a classic. It’s not a complex song, probably be a good one to learn for beginner guitar students, honestly, but The Stooges earned their place in the rock pantheon, and they’re intrinsically part of punk rock’s origin story.
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