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Welcome to Dead Dog Island -- AKA Iggy Pop has the Best Concert Rider EVER!

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Those beautiful geniuses at The Smoking Gun have done it again. This time they've obtained a copy of Iggy Pop's concert rider, which true to their claims, is probably the funniest rider in the history of rock and/or roll. Seriously. The document, which runs to 18 pages, was apparently written by roadie Jos Grain and among other hilarities includes this addendum (whatever that means):

By the way, if there are any Reality TV executive reading this - hardly likely, I know, but - here is my idea for a reality TV show. It's called 'Dead Dog Island,' where a group of contestants/dog lovers is asked what is their favorite breed of dog, then whatever they reply (for example, "Poodle" or "Labrador") they are then presented with a dead dog of that particular breed, which they have to cook in a number of ways, say about six or seven, and then eat it all up over the course of the next, oooh... two weeks or so.

But just to make it a little more difficult and sort of gameshow-y, all the knives are blunt and they have to wear a pair of those enormous clown trousers, made out of wood or something, so they can't quite reach anything. Well only just, anyway.

More details about how the dressing room should be decorated by homosexuals after the jump.The rider specifies that Iggy's dressing room should be made to "look less like a typical rock & roll dressing room" and suggests, "just let someone loose with a little bit of artistic flair...Er, do you know any homosexuals?" Also required backstage are a Bob Hope impersonator (who doesn't need one?) and "a copy of USA Today that's got a story about morbidly obese people in it" (now that's just redundant).

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