Just finished rereading David hepworth’s excellent ‘Never a Dull Moment’ when my eye caught an online piece about Iggy Pop’s Totally Bonkers Contract Rider for Concerts.
I confess I came to Iggy Pop late. Too late, in fact. I quickly reached the conclusion that I should move along, nothing to see here.
But back to Hepworth’s book, which marks out 1971 as being a most significant year in music, on a number of levels. Aside from the compilation of fascinating facts and insider snippets, the book has the magical ability to make time travel seem real. So I found myself thumbing through the pages with one almost 64 year old foot in the present, the other, that of an almost 17 year old, feeling for places that offered a secure perch from where I could survey and enjoy the rock landscape of almost half a century ago.
I highly recommend the book and, while my mind remains unchanged with regards to Iggy Pop, I do have a soft spot for this collaborative effort, ‘China Girl’.