October 15, 2012


5 Most Antagonistic Quotes From Iggy & the Stooges' ACL Fest Set

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As one of punk music’s key progenitors, Iggy Pop isn’t the type of frontman who cajoles the audience with cheer-baiting platitudes like, "[Insert city name], are you ready to rock?!” Even so, it’s a bit startling when everything a rock legend says between songs is a shot fired at the audience or himself.

So from Iggy & the Stooges’ crushingly hard set at Austin City Limits 2012, here are the five filthiest and most antagonistic things he said to his loyal fans.

5. Introducing the band: "It’s f--kin’ nice to meet you. We are the Stooges and we come from hell."

4. Inviting the audience onstage to rage with him during "Shake Appeal": "I’m f--kin’ lonely up here. Bum rush the stage. Come on! Get your sh-t together and get up here."

3. Pointing the mic at the crowd: "Hey, say something in Texan."

2. Prior to playing "1970": "Here’s pain and suffering straight up your ass, Texas."

1. Giving his goodbyes to the crowd: "I could say, 'Happy trails.' I could also say, 'It’s time to scrape the sh-t off of my heels.' I could also say, 'F--k off.'"

Never change, Iggy. 

For photos from the Stooges blistering ACL set, check out our gallery of shots from the final day of the fest