Iggy and The Stooges

By 1967 James Osterberg, Dave Alexander, Ron and Scott Asheton had little idea of how iconic their band would become in the world of punk music. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Stooges moved their act out of the garage and onto a bigger stage. At the time, their sound was entirely different– with the use of blenders, vacuum hoses and contact drums– this band gave audiences something they had never heard before.

Lead singer James Osterberg, or better known as Iggy Pop, had an infectious stage presence– often dressing up in outrageous outfits, like nightgowns or tin foil. Iggy Pop used to pour peanut butter on himself and step on broken guitar pieces during sets. Legend has it that he invented the stage dive. After signing with Elektra Records, The Stooges released their first album in 1969, with their hit ‘I Wanna be Your Dog.’

Here is the Youtube video of ‘I Wanna be Your Dog’


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