Like, the individual must suffer for the good of the whole.
When he first started out, in 1967, in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Summer of Love had just passed, and Iggy Pop, né James Newell Osterberg Jr.
Then again, maybe he has no real choice in the matter.
It just says a very great deal.
Could be goony, could be sexy, could be stupid, could be cool.
So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.