Total Chaos

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by Jeff Gold

"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.

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