The Riff
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The Riff

Rock n Roll Wasn’t the Same After Outcast Iggy Pop and The Stooges

The legacy of the proto-punkers

The Stooges in 1973. Source: Elektra Records

Nineteen sixty-seven, shirtless and white-faced, Iggy Pop struts on stage as he screeches and grunts in a concrete microphone. Ron Asheton bangs on his oil drums, Scott Asheton plays frizzled, distorted guitar riffs, and Dave Alexander’s bass adds to the twisted chaos.

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