Iggy Pop looks back on the early days with Rick Rubin: Listen now

'I would write up something and then go down into the rehearsal room in the farmhouse and pull teeth to get everybody together'
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On the latest episode of the Broken Record podcast with Rick Rubin, Rick reminisces with Iggy Pop about his early days, recording Fun House with The Stooges in Los Angeles, the first time he saw the ocean, and more, intermixed with a discussion about his newest album, Every Loser.

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As lead singer of The Stooges, Iggy Pop was known for his wild contortions and animalistic stage presence. At 75 years old, Iggy just released his newest album, Every Loser, and this week, he shares some incredible stories with Rick Rubin about his tumultuous career over two consecutive episodes.

"Basically, I would write up something and then go down into the rehearsal room in the farmhouse and pull teeth to get everybody together for rehearsal -- that's band life in those days," Iggy remembers of The Stooges days. "We'd rehearse it up then go out on the weekend and play the new song in our sets until we had a whole repertoire," Iggy adds. "The big number that Ron [Asheton] really aced, which I think is my favorite number... was 'T.V. Eye.' That's the best one because he could actually play a guitar, I couldn't."

Listen to the full first episode featuring Iggy Pop-- now playing on Audacy -- and follow along for part 2, and even more conversations with hosts Rick RubinMalcolm GladwellBruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond as they speak with the musicians you love to discuss their lives, inspiration, and craft.

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