Iggy Pop Almost Famous Script Scenes 20-25 by Cameron Crowe

Iggy Pop is widely known as an innovator and “godfather” of punk rock. He is the vocalist of the lacerating protopunk band The Stooges, having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous stage antics.

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Creem Magazine Almost Famous Script Scenes 20-25 by Cameron Crowe

Creem (which is always capitalized in print as CREEM despite the magazine’s masthead appearing in lower case letters), “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine,” was a monthly rock ‘n’ roll publication first published in March 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. It suspended production in 1989 but received a short-lived renaissance in the early 1990s as a glossy tabloid. Lester Bangs, often cited as “America’s Greatest Rock Critic,” became editor in 1971.

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A highly-active man in a red promotional t-shirt proclaiming the
greatness of The Guess Who.
Almost Famous Script Scenes 20-25 by Cameron Crowe

Lester Bangs loved the Guess Who, as evidenced by his effusive review of Live At The Paramount.

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LESTER BANGS Almost Famous Script Scenes 20-25 by Cameron Crowe

Lester Bangs was an American music journalist who wrote for Creem and Rolling Stone magazine. To date, he is revered as perhaps the greatest American music journalist of all time. He died in 1982. He is played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film.

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Where do the boys lie? Mud, mud, mud
How does the grass grow? Blood, blood, blood
How Does The Grass Grow? by David Bowie

An anti-war sentiment— it’s Bowie’s way of saying how perverse it is that the world grows and flourishes because of war.

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The light in my life burnt away How Does The Grass Grow? by David Bowie

Bowie isn’t quite the youngster he once was. At age 66, he’s in the twilight of his career.

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The songs of dust Heat by David Bowie

Bowie has written many “songs of dust,” as he recorded the entirety of his 1976 LP Station to Station under the influence of cocaine.

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Love and war, the theft of love Heat by David Bowie

Bowie postulating that war isn’t the opposite of love, but the theft of it.

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And I tell myself, I don't know who I am
And I tell myself, I don't know who I am
Heat by David Bowie

Bowie has chosen several personas over the years, and it’s safe to say he hasn’t settled on one (yet).

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Ramzi
August 28th, 2013

Bowie’s last “persona” was in 1976 with the Thin White Duke. Ever since then he’s very solidly just been David Bowie.

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I can see you as a corpse hanging from a beam You Feel So Lonely You Could Die by David Bowie

Some grim imagery here: Note how Bowie mentions his “bloody history” with this woman in the previous line, then visualizes her dead body hanging from a beam.

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