Iggy Pop Vinyl, CD & tapes by Iggy Pop at Norman Records
Iggy Pop, or James Newell Osterberg Jr. to his Ma, is one of those artists so embedded in music history that it seems impossible to imagine a world without this wild, oft-topless purveyor of the most visceral rock and roll sounds. After a life-changing experience watching The Doors live, Pop started the Stooges, a band destined for both greatness and self-implosion. When the Stooges collapsed under the strain of multiple drug problems, he went solo and started working with a little lad from Brixton called David Bowie. Although records like Funhouse and The Stooges are legendary albums, it's Iggy Pop's solo work that has proved his most enduring legacy. His collaboration with Bowie yielded possibly his most beloved album, the brash but often bleak Lust for Life. The titular track is as prescient as Pop himself, having been used to advertise trips on cruise liners and in soundtracks such as Trainspotting - Music From The Motion Picture. Never one to rest on his laurels, Pop is currently coming off the back of two well-received records, Free and Post Pop Depression. An inimitable figure in today's musical landscape, Iggy Pop looks to be showing no signs of slowing down; here's to hoping he doesn't.