The Guardian asks us if Iggy Pop should cover up now he's old and wrinkled,a dn the obvious answer is "Hell no!" The more grotesque he gets, the more mana he accumulates and he's pretty close to apotheosis now.
THat body and that history are part of his stage presence. When he goes on stage that "Fuck you, I'm still alive" attitude is part of the performance. He's so wierd looking that it's not embarassing - he's not flaccid and flabby, he's tight as a drum, but neither is there any sense of the body beautiful about him. He's the strangest insurance salesman in history, but he's got the tunes to back it up.
I like this clip of him in a gold suit. Just like Elvis!