Vor ein paar Jahren ging Iggy Pops 18seitiger Tour-Rider durchs Netz, jetzt hat Smoking Gun den zur 2012er Tour online gestellt. Inklusive Ron Howard-Punches, den Sieben Zwergen und einer Reality-TV-Show auf einer tropischen Insel mit toten Hunden.
The 65-year-old performer’s current tour rider--again authored by stage manager Jos Grain--is stocked with risqué jokes, ribald observations, and oddball riffs. While Grain has reprised some material, the 28-page rider provides many new laughs. Such as:
* “Apparently Iggy met that Ron Howard once,” Grain noted in a section about the band’s stage plan. “You know, the ugly, baldy one out of Happy Days. Directs films. Got one of those faces you’d never get tired of punching.”
* In addition to the longstanding demand for the provision of a Bob Hope impersonator, Iggy & Co. ask promoters for “Seven dwarves, dressed up as those dwarves out of that marvelous Walt Disney film about the woman who goes to sleep for a hundred years after biting a poisoned dwarf, or maybe pricking her finger on a rather sharp apple… or something.” In a pinch, “Taller people are acceptable, of course. It’s attitude, more than altitude that’s important here,” Grain notes, adding, “Don’t forget the pointy hats!”