Well, it all started that one fine day at the 1970 Cincinnati Pop Festival... I first saw Iggy Pop from The Stooges walk out on "top" of the crowd of people... he then proceeded to smear peanut butter all over his bare chest and face... finally throwing huge globs of it out to the massive swirling crowd... fantastic! That was a landmark moment in my life... where I no longer wanted to be astronaut... I wanted to be a rock star!
Well, after all these years it turns out I'm not a rock star... but I am an astronaut (if you know what I mean)!
Through thick-and-thin, Iggy Pop and his seminal Detroit rock motor band The Stooges (Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander) are now one of the greatest hard / punk rock bands of all time. With only 4 ultra-mega-killer-cool albums such as "The Stooges", "Fun House" (produced by legendary Velvet Underground bassist John Cale), "Raw Power" (David Bowie mixed this one, under tumultuous circumstances) and the reunion follow up "The Weirdness" (featuring Mike Watt on bass / The Minutemen), they've managed to secure their place in rock and roll history... and rightfully so... they managed to do it with only FOUR albums (the first three, really)!!
I still can't get the hard psychedelic guitar riff from the song "TV Eye" out of my mind... mix in some of their other amazing sleaze rockers like "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Search and Destroy" (Henry Rollins has this tattooed on his back!), "I Need Somebody", "1969" and "1970"... and how can you not love this band?! I mean, they knew that 1969 and 1970 would be recalled for years to come... I bet a few of you even discovered The Stooges because you typed "1970 rock" into Google!!
So if you've read this far... what the hell are you waiting for?? Buy this wicked cool drummer t-shirt... praising all that is psychedelic punk rock on this planet Earth!