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Watch Iggy and the Stooges destroy The Colbert Report

on April 30, 2013, 12:41pm

iggy600colbert Watch Iggy and the Stooges destroy The Colbert Report

Over the weekend, Iggy and the Stooges performed an intimate concert at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge, which was streamed online by NPR Music and WNYC’s Soundcheck (watch the full replay here). Rather than hit the road, however, the legendary outfit stuck around the Big Apple Monday evening for their first-ever appearance on The Colbert Report.

In a slim suit and “almost a shirt”, Iggy Pop sat down in Colbert’s hot seat, where he regaled the host with tales of his first mugshot (“I fell asleep at the wheel”), his deference to punk rock (“I was just a simple kid”), and why he always performs sans shirt (“The Pharaoh of Egypt never wore a shirt”).

Shortly after, Pop dismissed the suit, tossed on a crossing guard’s vest (?), and joined his band for a performance of “Job” from their new album Ready to Die. He eventually responded to Colbert’s previous question of ”Could you wear a shirt or would your body reject it like a bad organ?” by throwing the guard’s get up into the crowd. What a guy.



Update: Also check out a web exclusive performance of “Burn”.

Ready to Die is out now via Fat Possum Records. The album marks the first time Pop has worked with guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott Asheton on a full album since their 1973 classic, Raw Power.


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May 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

It was so cool to see Iggy grace The Colbert Report stage!
It goes without fail that Colbert has the greatest musical guests on his show,
and that is why I make sure to never skip an episode. Even though I can never
seem to make it home from my office at DISH before it’s over, I always have the
series set to record. As you can imagine, these daily recordings have a habit
of stacking up quickly on my DVR, but that doesn’t bother me! Since I have the
DISH Hopper, which carries up to 2,000 hours of memory space, I can get my fill
of Colbert and still have room for my other shows.

Edward Whalley
April 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

And he very, very much sounded like Jim Morrison for awhile. Don’t mess with the Iggster. ‘Cause Mr. Osterburg is going to come out, and blow you away!


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