|AC: Or was that three guys?|
Dangerous Minds wisely yanks an old issue of Esquire magazine from September 1971 and examines an insert that purports to be a musical guide to college students. As usual, most of Esquire’s tastes are bland and blander. But it also warns the future pencil pushers of America of some music.
For example, on the Stooges first lp – yes, a couple years late – it claims “lead singer Iggy Pop leaps into audiences, smears his half-naked body with peanut butter, tears his lips open by hitting his mouth with the microphone, and stabs himself viciously with shattered drumsticks.”
Of Alice Cooper, Esquire’s crack music staff claims of the band about to go platinum, “posthumous rock by four guys in drag.” Umm, that’s five guys.
By the way, Esquire’s musical writing today is similarly unadventurous and uninformed.