Iggy and The Stooges
Iggy Pop is a living legend. Originally scheduled back in November but postponed due to Iggy breaking his foot, the Hollywood Palladium show was beyond sold out by fans feverishly awaiting to be bludgeoned with the charismatic presence and vocal stylings of Iggy Pop.
They didn't have to wait too long as Iggy and the Stooges tore into the audience with the title track of their classic album Raw Power. The number of bands directly influenced by the Stooges must number in hundreds or possibly thousands as the Stooges have been rightfully hailed as the “Godfathers of Punk.”
Le Butcherettes opened with their firebrand punk infused tunes. Fronted by Terri Gender Bender, they whipped through a set with Gender Bender summoning up some stage antics probably inspired by Iggy. It was interesting to see Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta filling in on bass. Whitey Kirst also opened with a Black Sabbath inspired sludge metal tunes that had a few heads in the crowd nodding in approval.
Personal Bias: Who hasn't learned to play guitar by listening to Raw Power?
Random Notebook Dump: Supposedly Johnny Depp was in the VIP section rocking out.
Crowd: Old and new punk rockers alike with good music taste.
"Search And Destroy”
"Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell”
"I Need Somebody”
"Beyond The Law”
"I Got A Right”
"I Wanna Be Your Dog”
"Open Up And Bleed”
"Cock In My Pocket”