Episode #41 | 10.15.19

Iggy Pop: Mad Artistry, Mental Wards, and Gaping Chest Wounds

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Iggy Pop pushed rock further than anyone before him, comitting to live acts of sex, sickness, and rumored suicide on stage. From his cocaine fueled bromance with David Bowie, to his search for inspiration in the voodoo rituals of Haiti, Iggy Pop never just crossed the line between art and madness. He bled all over it, and danced on the stains. 


Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored History of Punk, by Legs Mcneil & Gillian McCain

Iggy Pop: Blowtorch in Bondage, by Lester Bangs

20 Wildest Iggy Pop Moments, by Rolling Stone

Iggy Pop on David Bowie: ‘He Resurrected Me’ by Jon Pareles

David Bowie, Dennis Hopper and/or Dean Stockwell Bring Blow to Iggy Pop in a Psych Ward, 1975

Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. It melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.


Score by Jake Brennan. 

Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.

Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.

*illustrations by Avi Spivak @avispivak