154: Iggy Pop

I don't care what anyone else says; "I'm tripping balls right now, Mr. President" is the funniest thing I've ever written.  Iggy Pop & The Stooges were one of the first, if not THE first band to ever be considered punk rock.  Their musical style was not that similar to the punk that we know now, though; it was actually closer to psychadelic rock like The Doors.  I really like Wikipedia's description of them as "Proto-punk".  But they did help influence the music and attitude with some of their songs and antics.  Iggy was known for having some of the craziest stage antics ever.  He invented stage diving (w00t), and he would frequently self-mutilate.  I love watching videos of Iggy perform with the Stooges back in the 70's, like in this video of their song "Sixteen".  You shoud definitely stay through the whole 3 minutes, he gets really damn crazy by the end, it's awesome.  And here's a video of him tripping out of his f*cking mind, and still performing like no other.  Check it out, it's pretty fantastic.  And then look at the top comments for that video, they are hilarious.

For our featured band today we have yet another power metal band!  This is a band called Metalium, and I personally think they have a great, fast, heavy metal sound to them.  They recorded eight concept albums, each acting as a new chapter of the story about a warrior named Metalium.  Here's a video of one of their most popular songs, "Sky Is Falling".  And just because it's my site and I can do what I want, here's another song by them!  This band was introduced to me by Zack, who, as you've guessed, is still from nowhere.  I'm starting to worry about Zack, so I'm starting a GET ZACK A HOMELAND fund to help him out.  I'll be raising money so that we can finally buy our own country, kidnap Zack, and put him there, and FINALLY KNOW WHERE THE FUCK HE'S FROM.      . . . .        . . . .       . . . . Thanks, Zack!

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