Why, Iggy, why?

The Stooges - The Weirdness

[0.5/5] Before we get into it, Iggy, let me just say that your influence on rock 'n' roll cannot be underestimated. The original Stooges trilogy? Untouchable. Lust For Life? Genius. And Bowie totally owes you a solid for the shit he pulled on Raw Power and The Idiot. But Iggy, Iggy, Iggy... Why did you have to go and fuck it all up? Yeah, it was kinda cool when you convinced the Ashetons to haul their grizzled tits onstage at Coachella in 2003, even though you spent more time yelling at them than rocking. At least it was the band, you know? And, uh, Mike Watt... But, okay, at least you were playing the classics. "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "TV Eye," "No Fun"? Ringing any bells, Ig? Obviously not, because it wasn't bad enough that you dragged the Stooges' legacy through the mud with that miserable Live In Detroit DVD; now you've officially taken a dump on its chest and set the top log on fire by recording this postnatal abortion under the Stooges banner. I'm listening to "Free And Freaky"-the third track on this new, horrible Stooges album and possibly the worst song ever written by anyone anywhere-and I can't believe you actually just rhymed "Obama" with "Dalai Lama" and "baby's mama." You've cranked out a lot of spurious, ill-conceived garbage over the years, Iggy, but everything was okay as long as the Stooges trilogy remained intact. But now you've gone and ruined that, too. What were you thinking? You used to be so cool, Iggy. Fuck. (VIRGIN) J. Bennett

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