Saturday, August 13, 2016

Iggy and the Stooges: No Fun

Two days ago Barack Obama released his summer play list. Donald Trump won't foist such crap like that on us. Obama's musical taste are like his speeches--pleasing (to some)--but you forget what you heard a few minutes later.

You cannot say the same thing about Iggy Pop and the Stooges' "No Fun." One listen and you'll remember for ever. Especially when you see the legendary Detroit-area native perform it.

Watch as a mellower Pop--he no longer cuts himself, vomits, or exposes himself on stage--belt out this classic at a 2012 gig.

"Are you having any fun?" Pop asks the Parisian audience. "Well, I never have any fucking fun. No fun!"

That's how I feel after nearly eight years of Obama.

I first the heard this song when my college friend Murp played the equally grungy version by the Sex Pistols--and whenever we had the requisite number of "diet Cokes" that record would be placed on his turntable.

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