This is it: at long last we have a definitive biography of the one and only Iggy Pop. While we're sure that this book will prove to be far from the last word on Iggy, Open Up and Bleed is without any doubt the most thorough going, well researched and fully fleshed out account of the life and career of James Osterberg and his alter ego, Iggy Pop, that has yet been produced. Beginning with an in depth look at his trailer park beginnings and a surprising account of his high school politcal ambitions, it continues through his early days with the Iguanas and The Primer Movers and his epochal introduction to the Asheton brothers before charting his roller coaster career: first with the Stooges, then through his friendship and musical partnership with David Bowie and all the way up to the present day, coming full circle to the reunion of The Stooges that is currently underway. Plus, plenty of rare photos! Recommended to all Iggyphiles everywhere.