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Thread: Band Off: Tom Waits versus Iggy Pop

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    Band Off: Tom Waits versus Iggy Pop

    The similarities: both are giants of innovation, so original no one even tried to imitate them. Yet they influenced a generation of songwriters and performers to come. Both had an intimate knowledge of the dark side; They wrote "night" songs. Each had an amazingly wry sense of humor. Neither achieved commercial success and neither cared too much about that. Neither was particularly well skilled in either voice or in playing (to my knowledge) any instrument.

    My vote:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz28AD7qYe8
    Last edited by BushyTheBeaver; 11-26-2011 at 11:46 PM.

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    Iggy, I assume Borgo will pick Iggy to though he's well rounded enough this could be a tough one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorJet View Post
    Iggy, I assume Borgo will pick Iggy to though he's well rounded enough this could be a tough one.
    This.
    Last edited by BushyTheBeaver; 11-27-2011 at 09:45 AM.

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    Tom Waits. Some sorta character from the book or movie of Steppenwolf..or Twin Peaks.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkC6cOGZ1Is

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    I like them both but I'll go with TW:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSMCx...ature=youtu.be

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    Waits, hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorJet View Post
    Iggy, I assume Borgo will pick Iggy to though he's well rounded enough this could be a tough one.
    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    This.
    Iggy Pop was punk before it existed. This is a guy who, whilst fronting The Stooges, in order to get a song and the band across, throws himself onto shards of glass or slices himself up with a broken bottle. Even though Iggy is bleeding out on stage, he always finishes the gig and gives his trademark "all in" performance. That, my friends, is rock & roll.

    Although I respect Waits, I vote for Iggy.

    Remember, this sound is coming from a band in 1969, not 1979.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqn...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvRkJ...eature=related

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    Tom Waits and it's not even close. And I'm judging him off of the music he actually sings. I hate his screaming nonsense.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WePP...eature=related

    Iggy remind you of anyone? Hope Kiedis sends him a monthly royalty check.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvcKX...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Iggy Pop was punk before it existed. This is a guy who, whilst fronting The Stooges, in order to get a song and the band across, throws himself onto shards of glass or slices himself up with a broken bottle. Even though Iggy is bleeding out on stage, he always finishes the gig and gives his trademark "all in" performance. That, my friends, is rock & roll.

    Although I respect Waits, I vote for Iggy.

    Remember, this sound is coming from a band in 1969, not 1979.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqn...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvRkJ...eature=related
    I hip to that tip. Iggy was punk 15 years before anyone else could do it and still call it music. And toured germany with Bowie. Would've given a ball to see that.

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    Tom Waits

    Saw him live in Paris a couple of years ago. I can die in peace.

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    Both suck. Just another example of old men trying to hold on to their sanity before it descends into senility.

    Boomers and their crappy f-ing music....

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    Although amazingly, "Coffee and Cigarette III" stars both

    (from 1993, not recent but not in the "silent flm era" as some insolent wags would say)

    I choose Iggy, because a) he's actually had a hit record ("Candy")
    and b) has a figurine. Most importantly, because Iggy is more rock
    and roll in his sleep than Tom Waits is on a good day.

    The people who don't feel that way are into bagpipes and pump organs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    ...and has a figurine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    For you, there's the smooth "Iggy : The Uncut Years" doll



    or the GI Joe Real American Enemies series


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