New Docu: Iggy & Stooges Were Insane!

Pitchfork says: ‘There are so many vivid anecdotes associated with the Stooges’ few years of underground fame in the late ’60s and early ’70s that even casual fans can rattle off their origin story. They lived in a falling-down house in Detroit, opened for the MC5, and consumed a series of increasingly dangerous drugs. Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s classic punk oral history “Please Kill Me” recounted some of Iggy’s wildest moments, along with that time Stooges drummer Scott Asheton drove a truck full of gear under a low bridge and ripped its roof clear off. But Jim Jarmusch’s new documentary “Gimme Danger” gives even those of us who pored over that book something we didn’t realize we were missing: an anatomy of the Stooges’ sound and Iggy’s stage persona.’

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