In any case, while the story was making the rounds at The Job, I couldn’t help dabbing the wound with a little salt with the thoroughly unsolicited observation that Iggy Pop’s never lip-synched. Being that I think Iggy’s pretty much the greatest living American, he seemed like a suitable vocalist to cite. In short order, I was busily dis-ingratiating myself with my colleagues by detailing my disdain for the slavishly overhyped Beyonce.
Here’s the thing, though. Iggy Pop has lip-synched. Granted, it wasn’t at any stuffy, gala spectacle witnessed by quadrillions like the inauguration yesterday, but watch the clip below as Ig rather pointedly demonstrates how not actually singing he is (while still delivering an incendiary performance) for some inane Australian chat show.
Also check out how the venerable Mr. Pop is rather …umm… alert during his pre-performance interview. Enjoy!