Veterans run riot before smashing up stage

Iggy And The Stooges have pulverized the Isle Of Wight festival with a primal performance tonight (June 14).

The veterans took to the stage and immediately kicked out several punk classics.

“We are the underloved, overtrodden fucking Stooges,” announced Iggy Pop as they opened with ‘Loose’ and ‘Down on the Streets’ from their classic 1970 album ‘Funhouse’.

Iggy Pop then spent much of his time in the large area between the stage and the crowd, complaining: “Why don’t they just build a freeway here?”

Getting on all fours on the grass he barked his way through ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’, then made several failed attempts to crowd surf.

In the end he had to be content with berating the heavy security presence, singing ‘No Fun’ into the face of one particularly unfortunate, blushing guard.

He then returned to the stage grinning and waving at the crowd before guiding the Stooges through a heavy version of ‘Funhouse’.

During its freak-out climax Pop repeatedly yelled: “Try to be yourself. Nobody cares. I am you!”

Ending with ‘Search And Destroy’ the band returned for an encore of rarity ‘I Got A Right’, which ended with Pop pushing over bassist Mike Watt‘s speaker stack before, turning to the crowd to beat his chest, he limped from the stage.

Iggy And The Stooges played:


‘Down On The Streets’


‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’

‘TV Eye’

‘Real Cool Time’

‘No Fun’



‘Skull Ring’

‘My Idea of Fun’

‘Search And Destroy’

‘I Got a Right’

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