Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Iggy's Fun House
The Smoking Gun has a copy of the current iteration of Iggy & the Stooges' concert rider, and let me tell you it should come with its own drummer to provide rim shots...hilarious! A sampling of the classic moments:
Referring to bass hero Mike Watt as an "internet Pepys or Boswell, except without the gout or the syphyllis."
On the request for an English speaking monitor tech: "...in Santiago de Compostela, in Northern Spain, they appear to think - if they just ignore riders like this, then supply a fat, bearded hippy with a digital monitor desk (doh!) who doesn't know shit about eq'ing...And that if they deny that their gear is no good, that it will suddenly, mysteriously become good."
"For the sidefills, can we have to great big enormous things please, of the type that might be venerated as gods by the inhabitants of Easter Island, capable of reaching volumes that would make Beelzebub soil his underpants..."
And that's just the third page! There are like 18 pages of the roadie Schecky Green show. Good to see that music isn't all about turning the fans upside down and shaking them until all the change falls out of their pockets.