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How Iggy and the Stooges Invented Punk

We could argue forever over which band wrote the first punk song, but let’s not mince words about one thing: It was the Stooges who pioneered the punk performance. Iggy Pop stomped and writhed onstage like he’d just swallowed a live snake, rocking a dog collar years before Malcolm McLaren thought to package music, nihilism, and fetish gear as a new youth subculture. His naked chest got smeared with peanut butter and pierced by shards of glass.
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