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Free Music in a Capitalist Society

Another chance to hear Iggy Pop deliver the BBC Music John Peel Lecture from the UK Radio Festival in Salford in 2014, on the topic of Free Music in a Capitalist Society.

Another chance to hear Iggy Pop deliver the BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2014 on the topic of Free Music in a Capitalist Society. In the first lecture he had given in his life, Iggy said this was a struggle which never ends.

Iggy Pop is considered by many to be one of the pioneers of punk rock music, and his musical legacy has inspired and energised rock and roll's alternative spirit since the late sixties. John Peel was in fact the first DJ to play the Stooges on UK Radio - introducing listeners to their track Little Doll from their eponymous debut album on his show in August 1969. Fun House was released in 1970, followed by the band's third album, Raw Power, which has been cited as one of the most influential records of all time.

Iggy has also released music as a solo artist and collaborated with other musicians, including David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Death In Vegas and Peaches. His incredible back catalogue of classic tracks includes Lust for Life, The Passenger, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Search and Destroy, Real Wild Child and many more. Although hugely influential to many of the major acts that came after, Iggy's own wide-ranging influences include blues, jazz, French chanson, art rock, roots, reggae, ethnic and avant-garde.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 14 Dec 2021 01:00

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Music Played

  • Bow Wow Wow

    Go Wild In The Country (David Jensen session 23.9.80)

  • Cuz

    Houdini

  • Bessie Jones

    Sink Em Low

    • Get in Union.
    • Tompkins Square.
  • Bessie Jones

    Sometimes

  • Liars

    Pro Anti-Anti (6 Music Session 18/08/2014)

  • Luke Wilson-King

    Swing That Thing

    • Everlasting Arms.
    • Bloodshot.
  • MC5

    The American Ruse

    • Back in the USA.
    • Atlantic.
    • 008.
  • Mogwai

    Teenage Exorcist

    • Rock Action Records.
  • The Nightingales

    Unpretty

  • Iggy Pop

    I'm Bored

  • Yo La Tengo

    Raw Power

Broadcasts

  • Mon 13 Oct 2014 19:00
  • Boxing Day 2014 21:00
  • Tue 20 Apr 2021 01:00
  • Tue 14 Dec 2021 01:00

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