The first book telling Iggy Pop's story of The Stooges from his own words. Features a treasure-trove of unseen photos
"Iggy Pop is my total idol."—Kurt Cobain
"The Stooges also carry a strong element of sickness in their music, a crazed quaking uncertainty and errant foolishness that effectively mirrors the absurdity and desperation of the times, but I believe that they also carry a strong element of cure, of post-derangement sanity. And I also believe that their music is as important as the product of any rock group working today."—Lester Bangs, Creem (1970)
"[The Stooges'] Fun House is one of the greatest rock & roll records of all time and as great as they were, the Stones never went so deep, the Beatles never sounded so alive, and anyone would have a hard time matching Iggy Pop's ferocity as a vocalist."—Scott Seward, The Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004)
TOTAL CHAOS is the first book telling Iggy Pop's story of The Stooges from his own words. Grammy winning editor and avid music historian Jeff Gold spent two days at the rock legend's home sharing pictures and memorabilia from his collection. Featuring a trove of unseen photos, TOTAL CHAOS shows and tells, with the help of best-selling author Jon Savage, the story of the Stooges from those tell-all interviews.
Iggy Pop is a musician and actor. He was the vocalist for, and is the last remaining original member of the Stooges, a band Rolling Stone lists in their one hundred greatest artists of all time. The Stooges were first active 1967–1975, reunited in 2003, and in 2010 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
About the Author
Iggy Pop: Iggy Pop, born James Newell Osterberg, Jr (April 21, 1947), is an American ss a musician and actor. He was the vocalist for, and is the last remaining original member of The Stooges, a band Rolling Stone lists in their 100 greatest artists of all time. The Stooges were first active 1967-1975, reunited in 2003, and in 2010 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jon Savage: Jon Savage is the award winning author of England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock He has written sleeve notes for Wire and the Pet Shop Boys, among others His most recent book is 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded (Faber and Faber 2015).
Jeff Gold: Jeff Gold is a collector, dealer, label executive and music historian. Rolling Stone profiled him as one of the “top collectors of high-end music memorabilia." He has consulted for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and PBS. He won the Best Album Package Grammy for Suzanne Vega’s Days of Open Hand.
Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb"
Johan Kugelberg: Johan Kugelberg was awarded the ForeWord Silver Medal for Music in 2010 for his book The Velvet Underground – New York Art. He was also nominated for the NYPL Books for the Teen Age award in 2008 for Born In The Bronx. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the BBC.
Johnny Marr was a founding member of The Smiths (1982-1987). He has also played with The Pretenders (1987-89), The The (1988-93), Electronic (1988-?) Modest Mouse (2005-08) and The Cribs (2008-?) and his own group, The Healers. Marr has been awarded the Q Magazine lifetime achievement award, the Mojo Classic Songwriters Awards, and also th Inspiration Award at the 55th Ivor Novello Awards held at Grosvenor House London.
- 150 B&W and color photographs
- Hardcover: 300 pages
- Publisher: Third Man Books
- Biography & Autobiography \ Composers & Musicians