"It's funny, y'know, after all these years, cuz I always had that background with the 'serious' art world where it's like, "Oh, Iggy Pop, oh shit, no..." It sorta went from, "Don't let him in your house, he'll steal your stuff." Then it stepped up to, "He's silly." Then it was like, "He's crazy." Then it went up to like, "Well... it's not really art, is it?" Now, it's finally like, "Oh, okay, this stuff is ok"... many years ago there was something called The South Bank Show in England. Very prestigious...and in the '70s when I was living there with Bowie and every week we'd see they'd do a show on some major guy, y'know, like from Al Pacino to Noam Chomsky kinda thing. And Bowie kept saying, "They should do one on you," and "Nobody ever covers us, and na na na..." So that was always a big thing...and finally, like thirty years later they came around and did a thing on me..."
Iggy Pop, TRIP magazine, 5 April 2006