The February, 2015 issue of Q Magazine features some of the world’s favourite artists picking the “Albums That Changed My Life“.
As part of the edition Iggy Pop also gives up his 10 Commandments for living, and he explains how working with David Bowie forThe Stooges‘ Raw Power record did indeed change his life.
“Working with David Bowie was a trauma for the other Stooges because they were hardnuts from Detroit, but I understood that it could be very helpful to us,” explains Pop.
“The music we made before Raw Power was very inchoate and sluggish because that’s what we were living in, the early heroin disintegration of Detroit. We came to England, and boy, what a breath of fresh air! You’d see Marc Bolan live in Wembley Arena. The Stones were in town. Let It Rock, Malcolm [McLaren’s clothes] shop, was right up the street. It was a more literate, exacting environment.
“David was a benefactor to me, but also to the band. He jolted all of us.”