“Performance” has been called a work of art that encapsulates the mood of its time better than many of its contemporaries.
Articles by Ingrid Marie Jensen
The sway that avant-garde jazz held over the Stooges went beyond sonic influence. John Coltrane’s wild sax playing inspired Iggy’s dancing. “I was at my manager’s flat, and played this record…it was John Coltrane. It scared me at first, and really annoyed me…it took me months to get next to that…I thought, ‘Wow, how could I do that?’ I thought…I can’t play an instrument like that, but maybe I could do it with my body when I sing.”