Iggy Pop Questions The Clash's Sincerity
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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