Iggy Pop interview: ‘the music business is bad for artists’

By Craig McLean With his dressing-gown flapping open, hair wet from the shower, and a pair of sandals – one of them with an elevated sole – slapping on the wooden floor, Iggy Pop is giving me a tour of his home. “This is politically insouciant Haitian art,” he says with a proud grin, gesturing at a bright tableau on the wall of his living room. “It doesn’t have a name but it’s the second version – originally Christ was over the foothills, with his arms spread, looking down…” The artwork is flanked on one side of this Miami abode by a poster for an Iggy Pop show at London’s Brixton Academy; the support act are goth also-rans Balaam & The Angel, which dates the gig at the mid-Eighties. In it, as is his wont, Iggy is topless. That famous torso, more scarred than ripped, is on full, peacock display. On the other side of the painting, flopped in a chair, is a dummy of a naked, bright green woman with Medusa-like black hair. It’s life-size in both stature and creepiness. “If you want to learn about what it takes to get to the moon, talk to an astronaut. If you want to learn about what it takes to create art in the music industry, talk to Iggy Pop.” Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/11154786/Iggy-Pop-interview-the-music-business-is-bad-for-artists.html

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