Icon and iconoclast, Iggy Pop is one of the most remarkable characters in the history of American rock, a performer willing to push his music and himself to the edge without fear or hesitation. Both in his music with the Stooges and his later solo work, Iggy is a man who doesn't censor himself, and that's equally true for his interviews with the media. The Document is an album that collects several conversations with Iggy, discussing various aspects of his music and his life, sometimes with humor and other times with introspection. The Document includes Iggy and David Bowie chatting with Dinah Shore and Rosemary Clooney about Pop's more reckless side, Peter Gzowski asking Iggy about punk rock, Nardwuar inquiring about Iggy's habit of exposing himself on-stage, Pop refusing to discuss Angie Bowie with Howard Stern, Arthur Penhallow talking with Iggy about the Stooges reunion and the album Skull Ring, and Terry Gross guiding Pop through a career-spanning discussion. While it contains no music, The Document does offer an entertaining look into the thought process behind Iggy's music and performance style.
AllMusic Review by Mark Deming
Track Listing - Disc 1