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Why, yes, that is peanutbutter.

Iggy and the Stooges 1970 concert footage.

I recently was talking to someone born sometime in the mid-80s. He had never heard of Lawrence Welk, nor had he seen the Lawrence Welk Show (rerun every Saturday at 7 p.m. on WGVU (check your local listings)). I told him he has to see it, so he understands some of the insanity in rock 'n' roll of the time. In the '60s-'70s, Welk had created a world of pastels, big band watered down with pop hits of yesterday and today, patriotic and nostalgic routines, all done by very white people and one black tapdancer.

What you see Iggy doing in this video is fleeing that world of Welk, where music is just like it was in the good-ol-days and everybody is smiling and being a Yankee Doodle Dandy and supporting the President because, by God, our boys are fighting to help those little yeller fellas get rid of communism.

Anyway, the announcer you see at the beginning of the clip reminds me of the Welk-world. Putting this in correct perspective, one realizes really how insane Iggy was. It's 1970, and the end of Western Civilization...


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