Iggy Pop: 'Music Today Is Like Cheap Drinks In A Bad Supermarket'

Iggy Pop has said that music today is like "cheap drinks you get in a bad supermarket".

Iggy Pop: 'Music Today Is Like Cheap Drinks In A Bad Supermarket'
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Iggy Pop has said that music today is like "cheap drinks you get in a bad supermarket". The Stooges man, who is the ambassador for Record Store Day 2012, posted a video on the official Record Store Day site suggesting that modern rockers lack authenticity. He said: "I think there are some ages, like the one we're living in, when the game is kind of rigged towards products that contain music sort of like those cheap drinks you get in a bad supermarket where it says, 'Contains 10% juice'." He went on to add: "There's a lot of stuff out there with a bit of music to it, and I think that's OK, but it reminds me of how bad it was to turn on 'American Bandstand' in the 50s and see all the endless, gutless, dickless imitations of Elvis that the American industry decided to push on the kids." Last year, Iggy Pop revealed that he was working on new material with The Stooges, specifically with James Williamson, the guitarist in the band. The punk legend said that he and Williamson penned 10 tracks together at his house in Miami earlier this year and would continue to "keep writing" new songs, although he refused to confirm whether they would be released as a studio album. This year's Record Store Day takes place on April 21 and will see exclusive releases and special shows to celebrate independent record shops. Speaking about his role as ambassador, Iggy said: "I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years. Small indie shops have always been a mix of theatre and laboratory. In the 50s and 60s the teen kids used to gather after school at these places to listen free to the latest singles and see if they liked the beat." The likes of Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Clash, Laura Marling and Miles Kane will all issue new releases for this year's Record store Day. For more information, visit recordstoreday.com.
Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    hmcguire
    I think its more like cheap gum, good for a 2 min, but then the flavor's gone.
    WhoAMEye
    I do wonder if Iggy works at being that bloody toned or if it comes naturally (if it does ... Bastard) Either that or he has managed to preserve himself whilst still alive Fucking Legend
    Rock.Domination
    And when you find a really good drink in a dark corner, you would love the taste so much. But it's hard to find more drinks like it, and it's also hard to find the drink itself in other supermarkets.
    jesus quintana
    Iggy Pop IS rock n roll. And he's completely right. The vast majority of music on the radio today is prepackaged, disposable ringtone crap spoonfed to the masses, because most people are too lazy to look for good music, and are content to eat up whatever drivel they hear on the radio.
    Crevan
    The one person to turn to when it all goes bad: Iggy Pop. Gotta love his wisdom. Calm and pure.
    Jack2994
    WhoAMEye wrote: I do wonder if Iggy works at being that bloody toned or if it comes naturally (if it does ... Bastard)
    I wondered about that too, turns out that heroin reduces apetite to the point where you're in a constant state of calorific deficit. Even the tiniest of muscles show up toned if there's not an ounce of fat covering them. True story.
    Mulldarran
    Jack2994 wrote: Even the tiniest of muscles show up toned if there's not an ounce of fat covering them. True story.
    Pretty basic biochemistry actually.