Henry Rollins Reviews Iggy And The Stooges At The Palladium
A chance to see Iggy Pop — the Heavyweight Champion of rock and roll — causes three things to happen to me every time. First, the excitement I feel before Iggy hits stage is unlike any I have for any other band. Second, the amount of adrenaline coursing through me when the band is ripping through their set makes me feel like I am plugged into life’s main circuit. Third, it takes days for me to come down. I have to listen to Stooges and Iggy records constantly until I finally level out.
A Stooges show is unlike any other. It’s like the chase scene in an action film. It’s like watching a boxing match that goes the distance. It is not just another night out — it is a chapter of your life.
The other night at the Palladium was one of those nights. …Song after song erupted from the stage and it was like I had never heard them before, never marveled at how damn good and solid songs like “Search and Destroy,” “I Need Somebody,” “Open Up And Bleed” and “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell” are. This happens every time I see them.
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