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I Need More

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  336 ratings  ·  20 reviews
A collection of autobiographical stories, I Need More is the chronicle of musician Iggy Pop. From his childhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the inception and evolution of the seminal rock band, the Stooges, Pop vividly recalls his tales of reckless abandon in his own frank and indomitable manner and confirms his rightful position as a cultural iconoclast and one of rock ...more
Paperback, 123 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Two Thirteen Sixty One Publications (first published 1982)
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Nov 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I don't know. Is it important for books to be challenging to read or to drive into the heart of the human experience? Or is it more important to read something that goes down smoothly and makes you dream of being a badass? This one I read and reread. I tried to live some of the small details in the book. I try to talk the way he writes. So much of the book is great because it makes no sense. He says "You know what i mean?" No we don't. Also, I do not believe his story on how he dodged the draft. ...more
Jan 19, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: stooges fans, punk fans, glitter rockers
Shelves: rock-sleaze
Halfway decent autobio of Iggy Pop. One can't help but feel he's holding quite a bit back, though. At times I found his ego to be a little overwhelming, almost getting in the way of telling his story. I bet the Asheton Brothers could probably write a better Stooges book since they have nothing to lose.
Mar 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
along with dee dee ramone, i will read anything about/by iggy pop.
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read this book in 1982 when it first came out. I was listening to his new album Zombie Birdhouse at the time and was totally into it. So I was (and am) a biased reader. That said, this felt like a truly honest and revealing look inside Iggy's (James's) mind. If a person is looking for the "whole story" though, this isn't it, as it was only current up to 1981.

I don't see Anne Wehrer's name on this edition, but she co-wrote it. There are sections of the book where he's talking directly to her.
Jun 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is practically the only good rock autobiography (haven't read 'chronicles' tho) - basically, ig's a poet, and the small miniatures in this book are excellent observations on the technique of giving voice to the pain at the middle of the wild life. And, also, funny as hell.

What's so cool about Iggy is that he kind of played the stupid lug, but was always this ruminative, intellectual about it. The greek ideal. "Look out, I'm gonna rip your convertible top."

Sep 17, 2007 rated it liked it
Pop has no writing talent (although his recent Lollapalooza set matched any live show I have ever seen.) But this idiosyncratic and profane diary is fascinating in spots. And of course every one should have "The Stooges" and "Fun House" in their record collections.
Apr 14, 2008 marked it as to-read
I would like to read as many rock 'n' roll books as possible. The subject matter makes up for the nerdiness of reading, I guess.
Apr 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
I feel like he could've said more, but the pictures were good.
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music-movies
Iggy rules- read this and find out why.
May 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Loads of fun (it almost goes without saying). Still, probably not as good as it could have been.
While I liked this book, I wouldn't recommend to anybody who is not a diehard Iggy Pop fan.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very rock-n-roll! I love Iggy!
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Shelves: biography
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Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Really brings you into the screwed-up world of the Stooges during their heyday. Sort of like my youth in book form with artistic genius sprinkled on top.
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Shelves: memoir, music
Great stuff. The feces-smeared, hung-over, recently-arrested stuff that legends are made of. All this and aluminum-foil wigs, too!
Robert Barbantini
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Written like an average intelligence middle school kid but interesting nonetheless....not a life style I'd care to follow, however.
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James Newell Osterberg, better known by his stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. Although he has had only limited commercial success, Iggy Pop is considered an innovator of punk and related styles. He is sometimes referred to by the nicknames "the Godfather of Punk" and "the Rock Iguana," and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage ...more
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“I've probably been spit on more that any person alive outside of, I would say, a member of the prison system.” 3 likes
“А вот еще сильное ощущение. Помню, однажды во втором классе я почему–то опоздал на школьный автобус, и пришлось маме везти меня в школу. Ей надо было на работу, а школа еще не открылась, так что я минут 15 стоял с портфельчиком и ждал. И там же стояли двое пятиклассников, одетых, как враги Джеймса Дина из фильма «Бунтарь без причины». Стояли болтали — настоящие хулиганы — и тут я услышал это слово: «shit». Раньше я никогда его не слышал. Однако почему–то мгновенно понял, что оно означает. Я был: поражен. Очень сильное впечатление — очень.” 0 likes
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