Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Paul Trynka / Aug 26, 2019

Iggy Pop Open Up and Bleed Fellow rock stars casual members of the public lords and media magnates countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven talented indomitable creature a man who has p

  • Title: Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
  • Author: Paul Trynka
  • ISBN: 9780767923194
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation of the contradictions and ironies of his inc Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation of the contradictions and ironies of his incredible life Even so, they are unlikely to fully comprehend both the heights and the depths of his experience, for the extremes are simply beyond the realms of most people s understanding from the PrologueThe first full biography of one of rock n roll s greatest pioneers and legendary wild menBorn James Newell Osterberg Jr Iggy Pop transcended life in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to become a member of the punk band the Stooges, thereby earning the nickname the Godfather of Punk He is one of the most riveting and reckless performers in music history, with a commitment to his art that is perilously total But his personal life was often a shambles, as he struggled with drug addiction, mental illness, and the ever problematic question of commercial success in the music world That he is even alive today, let alone performing with undiminished energy, is a wonder The musical genres of punk, glam, and New Wave were all anticipated and profoundly influenced by his work.Paul Trynka, former editor of Mojo magazine, has spent much time with Iggy s childhood friends, lovers, and fellow musicians, gaining a profound understanding of the particular artistic culture of Ann Arbor, where Iggy and the Stooges were formed in the mid to late sixties Trynka has conducted over 250 interviews, has traveled to Michigan, New York, California, London, and Berlin, and, in the course of the last decade or so at Mojo, has spoken to dozens of musicians who count Iggy as an influence This has allowed him to depict, via real life stories from members of bands like New Order and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy s huge influence on the music scene of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as well as to portray in unprecedented detail Iggy s relationship with his enigmatic friend and mentor David Bowie Trynka has also interviewed Iggy Pop himself at his home in Miami for this book What emerges is a fascinating psychological study of a Jekyll Hyde personality the quietly charismatic, thoughtful, well read Jim Osterberg hitched to the banshee creation and alter ego that is Iggy Pop.Iggy Pop Open Up and Bleed is a truly definitive work not just about Iggy Pop s life and music but also about the death of the hippie dream, the influence of drugs on human creativity, the nature of comradeship, and the depredations of fame.

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      • Paul Trynka

        Paul Trynka was formerly the editor of Mojo magazine 1996 2003 He has also been the editorial director of Q magazine, launch editor of The Guitar Magazine, and editor in chief of New Projects at Emap He is the author of Iggy Pop Broadway 2007 , Portrait of the Blues, and Denim, a history of the fabric He lives in London.


    1. In this thinly veiled fictionalization of the Democratic Party since the late 1950's author Paul Trynka (whom I suspect is actually David McCullough using an alias) digs deep into why Liberal ideals have never risen to their rightful place in the pantheon of American history. Using a made up character named Iggy Pop to represent the brilliance and visceral embodiment of the Thinking Left, we're taken on a roller coaster ride of the highs and lows of the party, what could have been and whose resp [...]

    2. A generally well researched and fact-filled biography but not written in a manner that keeps your interest for very long. Iggy Pop is one of my favorite artists yet I struggled to read more than a chapter without having to put the book down due to the author's bothersome writing style. I do not recommend this book to anyone, whether you are an Iggy Pop fan or not.

    3. This is a very good rock n' roll biography by Paul Trynka (who was the editor at Mojo Magazine) on Iggy Pop. He did his research well, and interviews I think almost everyone who is close to Iggy, except Bowie - and there is a lot of material in this book on the Bowie/Iggy relationship.The fascinating aspect for me is how Iggy deals with his fellow band members over the years. Sometimes charming, sometimes cruel - he is sort of goes off like the weather. Yet he's a guy who is usually in control o [...]

    4. Couldn't put this down and when I was done I had an erotic dream about Iggy Pop. Amazing. Unlike the Susan Sontag biography, this book was a riot of action. It was interesting to read about a such a punk legend and how he didn't really find much "success" in the time when he was writing/making the music. In retrospect (fueled by the inclusion of his songs in the Trainspotting soundtrack), it seemed to me that he was always famous and amazing. Also, I love the stories of people who had a hard lif [...]

    5. I've been into Iggy since discovering The Stooges whilst at school in the mid 1970s. Everything I found out about him appealed to my troubled teenage self. My fascination has continued into adulthood and middle age. I was at the Virgin Megastore in Marble Arch, London in 1979 to get my copy of the then newly released "New Values" signed by Mr Pop (and I happened to notice Scott Thurston hanging about in the background and got him to sign it too). As a sixteen year old, on the night before my Mat [...]

    6. "Probably the best rock biography I read - the man is absolutely fascinating and at the same time very much human in this great book."

    7. One of the best music biogs I have read & as good, if not better, than the same author's Bowie book, Starman. Trynka gets inside his subject through meticulous research along with exhaustive interviews with Iggy himself. While respectful of his subject Trynka is no quivering fan boy & exposes Iggy's less attractive side which is, basically, Iggy. Whenever he is Jim Osterberg he is mostly an intelligent, decent & caring human being. Considering this author's other noted biog subject m [...]

    8. When it comes to The Stooges and their slightly troubled front man Iggy Pop, attempting to separate myth from reality, contextualize it, understand it, and then shape the whole mess into something that doesn’t make you want to grab a razor blade and run a warm bath after reading it, dances a fine line between brave and foolhardy. Despite the title, Paul Trynka’s chronicle is as much about The Stooges as it about Iggy, the specter of the Asheton brothers, Dave Alexander, and James Williamson [...]

    9. I am interested in late 60's/70s pop/rock and Iggy Pop struck me as an emblem of this uninhibited era.This excellent biography is a good example to use to illustrate a need for alternate points of view in narrative writing. Paul Trynka is a great writer who keeps us speeding from his student years as a possible presidential candidate, to his first gigs, adulation and debauchery, yet I longed to hear his own voice, rather than the measured one of his biographer. I honstly did not read eavery page [...]

    10. Whilst mostly written in a dull, assumptive style, I guess this will be the best bio of James Osterberg/Iggy Pop. There are some interesting facts that I never knew about - Iggy's introduction to herion via the radical-Queer 'Cockettes', how important the Bowie/Osterberg relationship was to Osterberg's life and how Iggy ultimately shunned the man who saved his life and gave him the best creative years and produced his greatest works outside the Stooges, and finally Osterberg's massive failure on [...]

    11. Who doesn't like Iggy Pop? well, me now, just a little, since reading this book.But only because a good quarter of this book details how pathetic he had become just before he hit it big with Bowie and the Idiot (begging for drugs in hotel corridors, stealing drugs from star-struck teenagers, eagerly prostituting himself for drugs by being the kept rock-star of various middle-aged women with a penchant for rock stars and a lot of money to burn). Also another good quarter of the book details his l [...]

    12. I don't know how anyone could give this book less than 5 stars unless they don't find Iggy Popp fascinatingd if they don't, why would they read it? I enjoyed it very much. Many times it made me sad for Iggy. I felt compassion for him, even during his ugliest moments, as I think he has some issues most people will never understand, including me. But to have a persona that completely takes over your mind and body can be your performance but it also can ruin your personal relationships. And, as the [...]

    13. When I was a kid, I never knew why Ziggy Stardust was a character of David Bowie's and the name and the story sounded so much like Iggy Pop. The intertwining of Bowie and Iggy was very interesting. Jim/Iggy was diagnosed as hypomanic, he probably could get other diagnoses like bipolar or borderline. I don't mean this to be glib but where can people with chronic mental illness find sufficient employment? ADD and ADHD cases continue to rise but it that because we are now predominantly white-collar [...]

    14. I may have to stay away from rock biographies for awhile. This was like reading a textbook written by someone in love with the subject. This book is more superficial than it seems. I've read other books he's written and there's a lot of detail and a lot of research done on the subject, and sometimes you find out things you didn't really want to know about the person. That doesn't happen here. This book goes into a story, gets about halfway through it, stops, checks in with current day Iggy (oops [...]

    15. I like Iggy Pop, or at least I like Iggy Pop's music. I quickly discovered that I am not that fond of the man. This was a fairly well written biography and it was interesting to see how Iggy rose to fame but the endless descriptions of destructive behavior, drug use and sexual escapades quickly lost it horrified fascination for me. Instead of being a train wreck I couldn't look away from it just became tedious. For example, if they told me once, they told me a hundred times about how incredibly [...]

    16. I may try to read this again, when I am feeling a little more tolerant, but the first time I tried, I could barely make it through the first few chapters. It read more like a love letter to Iggy Pop -- sorry, Jim, his name is Jim, and we must call him Jim in every paragraph -- and also seemed a little too into the size of Jim's dick. Like. Almost every page, we must hear about how big Jim's dick is. There aren't many things I care about less than I care about the size of Jim Osterberg's dick.

    17. I didn't think it was possible for the life of Iggy Pop to be boring, but Paul Trynka made it that way! If you are a hardcore Stooges fan, this might be worth a look; otherwise, move on. This is another book that could have been really interesting, but suffered from an overly-academic writing style.

    18. Iggy has been one of those people I have been aware of for a long time but never really got to grips with. I saw him at the awful Leeds Festival a few years ago and again I watched but maybe not understood. Maybe Trainspotting 2 with the Lust for life re engaged my enthusiasm and then listing to his Radio 6 program lifted enthusiasm to action and got round to taking a listen to a few more tracks. What I found was good. Then came the book. One of the few biographies that is not sanitized to medio [...]

    19. Engaging bio of both Jim Osterberg and his alter ego Iggy Pop. Well-researched and smartly written with a keen eye for outrageous set pieces, ranging from blood-letting stage theatrics to Hollywood Hills debauchery to Haitian voodoo curses. Evocative chapters on life in desolate West Berlin with David Bowie, too. Plus spot-on analysis of the music itself throughout Iggy's career.

    20. Not an easy or fun read by any stretch (though it does get better as it gets past the halfway point), but a hugely informative and thoroughly researched look at the greatest rock n roll front man of all time.

    21. I really enjoyed this book. The stooges are one of my favourite bands, and Iggy Pop is the greatest front man of all time. I found parts of this hilarious, and some bits disturbing (the underage girls thing), but it’s a great look into the world of the godfather of punk

    22. The definitive Iggy Pop biography. Excellent work from Paul Trynka. What a tale of talent channeled, squandered and redeemed!

    23. There were a few factual errors, a few things I didn't like or opinions that I disagreed with (I like the Instinct LP for example!), but overall this was a good, comprehensive biography of the one and only Mr Iggy Pop.

    24. For fans of a certain raw attitude, aesthetic, and delivery, Iggy Pop has few equals. Maybe no equals. Paul Trynka’s biography Open Up and Bleed unpacks Iggy’s life from childhood through 2007’s The Weirdness, with a marked emphasis on Iggy’s 1969 to 1979 output – arguably his finest period. The result is a comprehensive picture that both demystifies the icon and shows why he’s worthy of his legend.The book held more than a few revelations for me, like the influence of the Byrds on R [...]

    25. Iggy Pop Open Up And Bleed by Paul Trynka The first book I read on holiday was this mighty 430 page biography of Iggy Pop by Paul Trynka and having read Iggy's views on the book before reading the book I know where Iggy was coming from saying he was almost more interested in who was being quoted as the authour tracks down a multitude of childhood friends and collaborators and girlfriends and at times the parents of underage girlfriends who gave Iggy Permission to sleep with them!!This book goes [...]

    26. So far I am only three or four chapters into it, and it is everything I'd hoped it'd be so far. You really get to see somewhat of a character study as young James Osterburg steadily evolves from Overachieving popular school boy into the down-on-his-upside godfather of punk, Iggy Pop.It starts from his youth, describing himself and his parents, not to mention that though you would think a man such as him would come from a bleak environment, in truth he was part of the upper echelon of his classes [...]

    27. I borrowed this audio book from the library and didn't realize that it was 12 cds. It took forever to listen to and I'm afraid I may have forgotten what was on the first 6 cds. Ah well.I'm a Stooges fan, newly minted. My friend introduced me to the Stooges music a few years ago and I was hooked. Naturally I knew who Iggy Pop was (the old guy who never wore a shirt) but I mainly new him from movies, oddly enough. Open Up and Bleed is a comprehensive story of Iggy/Jim's life - from growing up in M [...]

    28. This is a biographical account of Jim Osterberg, better known as rock 'n' roll singer Iggy Pop. This very detailed book follows its subject from growing up in a trailer park in Michigan as a suburb student to falling in love with blues music and eventually becoming a drummer in various blues and rock bands. The formation of The Stooges is covered in great depth, and Osterberg's development of the Iggy Pop persona is presented as an example of a split personality that would have repercussions in [...]

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