Listen to “I Wanna Be Your Dog” here
Even the punk gods bow to Iggy Pop & The Stooges. Him and his Stooges are the paradigm for punk rockers everywhere. And, then again, their idol happens to be “The Godfather of Punk.” The check list? A rock-hard, shirtless abdomen, outrageous stage shenanigans, and raw sex-infused punk. There, you have Iggy Pop. The artist, who’s career has been a roller coaster since his solo break, is known for hits like “Search and Destroy,” “Candy,” “The Passenger,” and my personal favorite, “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” For those David Bowie fans–I will have you know–Iggy co-wrote “China Girl” with the one and only, ‘Ziggy Stardust.’
Now, Iggy remains a name to live up to in punk rock. The transcendence of his provocative antics blatantly exude from today’s anarchic variety like Ty Segall, Off!, The Descendants, and No Age. Punk’s a little like disco, believe it or not: to some it’s obscene, and to others, it will never die.
Get dirty to his animalistic-yet-bell-ridden, “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”