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Gobbets of bile and hard-bitten wisdom: Iggy Pop’s Every Loser reviewed

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

Grade: A–

James Newell Osterberg Jnr’s unexpected and unwarranted longevity on this planet has conferred upon him the status of irascible, but very loveable, grandfather of punk: it suits him just fine. A delightful contrarian in a profession otherwise staffed by vapid, guileless, liberals – Iggy actually meant it when he sang ‘I’m a Conservative’ – Iggy now sprays the profanities around with abandon while delivering gobbets of bile and occasionally hard-bitten wisdom in the direction of yoof.

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