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Iggy Pop Questions The Clash's Sincerity

07/06/2012
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(Classic Rock) Iggy Pop has called into question the sincerity of the Clash and punk bands like them saying he never believed they were genuine.

The Stooges icon has been credited with being one of the inspirations behind the British anti-establishment movement of the mid-1970s. But he remains unconvinced over how many of those acts believed what they were saying.

"I reacted to it better than I had to the hippie thing. As it developed, I couldn't stand the 'sincere' punks. I never believed them I still don't," Iggy tells the New York Times. "Like the Clash were going to make the world politically correct for everybody's benefit, but only if you kept buying Clash records. I never really went for the righteousness; I want more for the profligate, sneering groups."

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