Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009

Few artists have more dodgy-sounding live bootlegs on the market than Iggy Pop. Thankfully, Iggy himself sorted through three decades of tapes to assemble this killer four-disc package. The first CD features material from Pop's legendary 1977 tour with Bowie on keyboards, and you can hear the Thin White Duke wailing in the background. Iggy's 1990s backing band is less impressive, but it can still bash its way through "Louie Louie," and his lone hit, "Candy," with great skill. Best of all are the Stooges reunion gigs from 2003: They're proof that nobody else can play those songs like the guys who wrote them.

The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time: Iggy Pop

From The Archives Issue 1131: May 26, 2011