"If you haven't written a memorable song by the time you're 30, you ain't gonna. I had written about 10 or 12, or co-written them by the time I was 30, half between these guys [the Stooges] and the Raw Power band, and half with Bowie. If I hadn't done what I had done with the Stooges, Bowie wouldn't have been motivated to do what we did. The proof wouldn't have been there."
Iggy Pop, The Australian, 26 January 2006