Non-Stop bank Holiday weekend (Holiday?? what is a holiday?) when the Camden Crawl is overlapped by two shows from the godfather of all punks, the one and only unequaled Iggy Pop with The Stooges playing their 1973 cult album RAW POWER!
Ok forget chronological reporting, here is a gallery of the fantastic show from Iggy & The Stooges. I really don’t understand where Iggy finds all this energy, I mean, you could see the pogo didn’t last a full song as punters were getting tired. Tired? Iggy doesn’t know that word. And he keeps jumping in the crowd from the stage on and on (when not inviting the crowd to join him onstage!). It was also very moving when he was asking for the lights to be on the audience to salute them and everyone would stand and put their hands in the air as a rock’n'roll standing ovation, awesome!
The support was from another cult band, Martin Rev and Alan Vega of SUICIDE, making LOTS of noise and looking very blas√© about it, while some fan at the front would scream “Iggy I love you!” .
The crawl wasn’t quite a sunny weekend out and about, Saturday was rain rain and rain, leaving me drenched and cold by the time most of the shows were done. And Sunday was freezing, and it looks like a lot of crawlers didn’t find time to dry and gave up on waiting outside in the cold. Anyway here is for the artists covered here, in a total random order,¬† all linking to my Flickr galleries:
And as a preview, a video of a sonic mayhem I like to hear, energetic warm up set from Pulled Apart By Horses at the Black Heart pub before their show at Electric Ballroom later. I Punched A Lion In The Throat, awesome.
And to finish with this update, the first of a series of show by Fergie, Will.i.am, Taboo and Apl.de.ap at the O2 Are.na in Nor.th Green.wich, the BLACK EYED PEAS last night!