Wednesday, September 15, 2010
IGGY IS TOUCHED, LIVE 1973
A bit of camera shake as I was jostled by the throngs at the Whisky A Go Go, 1973 but evocative of the Stooges' audience always going for that extra sensory dimension when so provoked.
38 years later, Observer.com noted the identical phenomenon at Don Hill's, Sept. 2010 Fashion Week private gig of Iggy and The Stooges: "...they reached out their hands, because they had to touch him to believe he was real." Which is sort of lyrical as well as observational, their full review in the Style section here LINK.
Contemporary to the shot above, my only photo sale was to a local alternative rag in their Style section as well, who bypassed all my iconic pics of the Whisky gig and its highly photogenic Stooges band for a relatively tame outtake. That thinking prevailed then for both Iggy and the Stooges, (and me) all vaguely undervalued.