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From the essential, fantastic, read-it-loud Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, here’s Alan Vega recounting the first time he saw Iggy and the Stooges live:

“It wasn’t theatrical, it was theater. Alice Cooper was theatrical, he had all the accoutrements, but with Iggy, this was not acting.  It was the real thing.

“Iggy’s set ended in twenty minutes, and someone had the fucking genius to play Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto through the speaker system.  The audience was throwing bottles and roses at him.  I swear it was beautiful.

“Do you know what I’m saying, man? It changed my life because it made me realize everything I was doing was bullshit.”

Amen.