The Stooges

Formed 1967.
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Iggy Pop tells us what it takes to be a front man

According to Iggy it's really about being a conductor (and sometime "actor/manager").

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The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are widely regarded as instrumental in the rise of punk rock, as well as influential to alternative rock, heavy metal and rock music at large. The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them 78th on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Weirdness

    The Weirdness 2007

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    Fast, tight, and ready for action, it’s entertaining, exuberant and fun.
  2. Review of The Stooges

    The Stooges 1969

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    ...it sounds like it’s been recorded in a garage this very morning.
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