5. Iggy Pop- Lust for Life
One of the greatest rushes of music ever written, Lust For Life could well be about anything but there are moments when the Ig hints at one of his former hobbies – the love of getting zonked out on smack…just check these lines…

Your skin starts itching once you buy the gimmick
About something called love
Oh Love, love, love
Well, that’s like hypnotising chickens.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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