Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Iggy told me

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  • Andre,

    Iggy's sooooooooo cool. Only bad-asses need apply! Awesome!

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    I'm well pleased you and Jim have finally buried the hatchet, Russell.

    But, seriously, that is so sad. Maybe it's just me, but times can't be that tough for the Ig surely?

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    This is like being asked to join Grampy outside on the front porch with a jug and washboard.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen,

    Yeah... he's not picky with his invitations either. Got one too.

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Parker,

    Oh I don't know. I'd be Iggy's bad ass bass player for a day. It'd beat the hell out of playing crappy covers at weddings which is what I normally do.

    Napier • Since Nov 2008 • 232 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    This is like being asked to join Grampy outside on the front porch with a jug and washboard.

    ...only to find out he's having a Tupperware party.

    But hey, put me down for backing vocals.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I could play spoons...or wipe the spittle from the corner of his mouth

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2559 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    ..or tetchy tea-maker or vacuous van-driver or petulant publicist!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2559 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Henry Rollins tells a good story about what Iggy did at a festival gig during his performance where The Cure were coming on afterwards and had all these flowers in pots out on stage to decorate their upcoming set.

    It features a lot of blood, dirt and broken terracotta.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    It features a lot of blood, dirt and broken terracotta.

    You mean it didn't feature a rousing version of Kill City 200x with Robert Smith, as commissioned by Palmer's Garden Centres?

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Ashby,

    You guys are aware that old Iggy, in skinny topless glory of course, is all over the place here in the UK selling . . . Car Insurance . . .

    Aren't you?

    Dundee, Scotland • Since May 2007 • 425 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    There's some great stories about when Iggy supported, of all people, Jimmy Barnes, at Athletic Park and Western Springs in early '89.

    The gigs were sponsored by Pepsi and boy did Iggy go to town dissing it. Barnesy also wore a fair bit of crap from him, too.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    You guys are aware that old Iggy, in skinny topless glory of course, is all over the place here in the UK selling . . . Car Insurance . . .

    Aren't you?

    There is currently a spot a couple of inches below my left shoulderblade that doesn't hurt. Would you like me to get somebody to punch me there on your behalf?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    The gigs were sponsored by Pepsi and boy did Iggy go to town dissing it. Barnesy also wore a fair bit of crap from him, too.

    Which included symbolically urinating on a Pepsi sign on stage.

    We had the AK after party at Celebre and Ig was keeping well away from Barnes.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Parker,

    Absolutely off topic but .... Outrageous Fortune, what an ending. Didn't see that coming.

    Napier • Since Nov 2008 • 232 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Absolutely off topic but .... Outrageous Fortune, what an ending. Didn't see that coming.

    Beat me to the comment, you sod!

    Yeah, that was insane. I was already near peak ZOMG at the stabbing, and then...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Yes, all that anticipation and expectation and we were close to 'what finale??', and then broken bottles and pistols in the afternoon!!!

    Just noticed my 500th contribution has just ticked over--do I get an extra scout badge for that?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2559 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Just noticed my 500th contribution has just ticked over--do I get an extra scout badge for that?

    You're soo slooow :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    There's some great stories about when Iggy supported, of all people, Jimmy Barnes, at Athletic Park and Western Springs in early '89.

    The above post relates directly to that. I'm in some small way responsible for what took place.

    Tell you in the morning.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Didn't see that coming

    Misdirected by the "should I have a crack at that scorcher" from old Eric.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    You're soo slooow :)

    Like slow cooking? I know, I know I will never catch up with some of you guys!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2559 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    You guys are aware that old Iggy, in skinny topless glory of course, is all over the place here in the UK selling . . . Car Insurance . . .

    For Swiftcover, a company who, for a while, weren't insuring anybody working in the entertainment industry. Then the ASA smacked them down specifically over using Iggy in their ads, and now they're happy to extend their services to musicians (but not other performers).

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    The gigs were sponsored by Pepsi and boy did Iggy go to town dissing it. Barnesy also wore a fair bit of crap from him, too.

    'Fess up, Russell. Were you the rather over-excited reviewer who told the world that "Iggy Pop blew the headliner off stage"? :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    What happened was ...

    1988-89: I was back in NZ for a summer of sun and house party promoting. Murray at Rip It Up asked me to do an Iggy Pop phoner in advance of his forthcoming shows. Sure, I said.

    My first mistake was suggesting that it must be nice for him to be able to tour here with a good band behind him (as a fan, I had owned two truly execrable bootleg albums from Australian tours). This didn't go down too well.

    Then, at the end, I asked him what he thought of Jimmy Barnes, who was headlining that odd Pepsi-sponsored tour.

    "Who?" said Iggy.

    It turned out that this was Iggy's first information that he wasn't the headline act.

    I explained that Barnes was pretty standard pub-rock fare, but popular in these parts. I don't think Iggy was impressed.

    Of course, I had to make something of this confusion in the story I wrote -- it's pretty bad of the promoter or agent not to tell the act he's not headlining, right?

    But Iggy apparently took it personally when he arrived and read the story. He told Doug Hood that he'd like to find that journalist "and punch his lights out".

    Doug kindly didn't tell Iggy where I lived.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

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