Iggy Pops 2012 Tour-Rider: Dead Dog Island and the Seven Dwarfs

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!”

Iggy Pop And The Stooges And The Seven Dwarfs, hier die Scans des Tour Riders