Saturday, February 17, 2007

Iggy Freaking The Kids Out Down Under, Stooges Tour Dates

A friend sent me this amazing video of an extremely-amped Iggy Pop in 1979 on the Australian kids music show Countdown promoting his New Values album...

from Wikipedia:

The album was moderately successful in Australia and New Zealand, however, and this led to Pop's first visit there to promote it. While in Melbourne, he made a memorable appearance on the ABC's nationwide pop show Countdown. During his anarchic performance of "I'm Bored", Pop made no attempt to conceal the fact that he was miming, and he even tried to grab the teenage girls in the audience. An obviously 'wired' Iggy was also interviewed by host Ian "Molly" Meldrum, an exchange which was frequently punctuated by the singer jumping up and down on his chair and making loud exclamations of "G'day mate" in a mock Australian accent. His Countdown appearance is generally considered one of the highlights of the show's history and it cemented his popularity with Australian punk fans; since then he has often toured there.

Check it:

Having never seen Iggy live with or without The Stooges, I'm pretty excited to hopefully catch him on this amazing bill at SXSW next month:

Here's the whole Stooges tour so far:

Sat 03/17/07 Austin, TX SxSW

Sat 04/07/07 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

Mon 04/09/07 New York, NY United Palace

Wed 04/11/07 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Fri 04/13/07 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

Tue 04/17/07 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

Thu 04/19/07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Sat 04/21/07 San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre

Fri 04/27/07 Seattle, WA Qwest Field & Event Center

And here's the first song from the new album, The Weirdness, due March 20.

The Stooges - "My Idea Of Fun" mp3 buy

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